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The name Dyker is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a worker who was a dike or ditch maker.

Dyker Early Origins



The surname Dyker was first found in East Sussex and either Upper Dicker or Lower Dicker, villages that date back to 1229 where they were listed as Diker. The place name is derived from the Middle English word "dyker" which means "ten" as in a plot of land for which ten iron rods were paid in rent. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Dyker Spelling Variations


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Dyker Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Dyker are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dyker include Dicker, Decker, Deeker, Dyker, Dikkers, Ditcher and many more.

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Dyker Early History


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Dyker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyker research. Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1066, 1296, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1572 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Dyker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dyker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dyker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dyker 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dyker or a variant listed above: John, Joanna, and Michael Dykers who settled in New Haven Conn. in 1823; C.H. Decker settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1820; Casper, Christopher, Fred, George, Henry and John Decker all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1773 and 1856.

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Dyker Historic Events


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Dyker Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Adolf Fredrik Dyker (d. 1912), aged 23, American Third Class passenger from New Haven, Connecticut who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Anna Elisabeth Judith Dyker, (née Andersson), aged 22, American Third Class passenger from New Haven, Connecticut who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 16

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Dyker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dyker 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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