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Multiple Origins for the Surname Dyke



The ancient Scottish name Dyke was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dutton, Lancashire.

Dyke Early Origins



The surname Dyke was first found in Cumberland, where one reference claims "the name, originally 'Del Dykes,' is derived from the two lines of Roman wall in 'Burgh,' from whence the family at a remote period originated." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Ramerus de Dikes, who lived before the reign of Henry II is the supposed ancestor of the family. The family held estates at Dovenby, in the parish of Bridekirk.

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Dyke Spelling Variations


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Dyke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyke, Dykes, Dike, Dikes and others.

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Dyke Early History


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Dyke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyke research. Another 497 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1272, 1301, 1379, 1421, 1471, 1457, 1509, 1600, 1649, 1630, 1685, 1765, 1619, 1669, 1660, 1666, 1650, 1706, 1685, 1689, 1700 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Dyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dyke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dyke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Dyke (1619-1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1666; Sir...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dyke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dyke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Dyke, aged 26, landed in New York in 1854
  • Martha Dyke, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854

Dyke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Dyke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  • Anne Dyke, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Mary Dyke, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Thomas Dyke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849
  • Thomas William Dyke, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dyke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Dyke, aged 21, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dyke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dyke (post 1700)



  • William D. Dyke (1930-2016), American lawyer, judge, and politician, two-term mayor of Madison, Wisconsin from 1969 to 1973
  • William D. Dyke, American Republican politician, Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1974
  • William Dyke, American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1969-73
  • Charles E. Dyke, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1860, 1868, 1884; Member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 1876
  • William D. Dyke (b. 1930), American politician
  • Frank J. Van Dyke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Clinton County, 1929
  • Derek Van Dyke, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1948
  • Carl Chester Van Dyke (1881-1919), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1915-19
  • Arthur A. Van Dyke, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at St. Paul, Minnesota, 1933-55 (acting, 1933-34)
  • Arlington Van Dyke, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 105th District, 1979-80
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  11. ...

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