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Multiple Origins for the Surname Dyke



The name Dyke is generally thought to be derived from an old Frisian-Lower Saxon personal name, Deiko. It is also likely that versions of this name evolved from the German word "Dyke," in which case the name was most likely occupational for someone who built or operated Dikes.

Dyke Early Origins



The surname Dyke was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Dyke Spelling Variations


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Dyke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dickenhausen, Dickenhaussen, Dikenhausen, Dicenhausen, Dickenhhausen, Dickenhausenn and many more.

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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 160 words (11 lines of text) 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)



More information is 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 [1]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 [2]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 [2]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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  2. ^ 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. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Dyke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dyke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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