Dykes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Dykes family
The surname Dykes was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Dykes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dykes research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1532, 1719, 1708 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Dykes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dykes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dicus, Dick, Diks, Dickek, Dickstein, Dicksthein, Dykenstein, Dyks and many more.
Early Notables of the Dykes family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Thomas Dyche ( fl. 1719), English school-master, educated at Ashbourne free school, Derbyshire. In 1708...
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Dykes migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dykes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Abigail Dykes, who settled in Boston in 1637
- Thomas Dykes, who landed in Maryland in 1658 
- Andrew Dykes, who settled in America in 1684
Dykes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Dykes, who settled in America in 1833
- John Dykes, aged 14, who arrived in America in 1833 
- Francis Dykes, who settled in New York in 1840
- E. F. M. Dykes, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
- James Wilson Dykes, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 
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Dykes migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Dykes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Dykes, a shoemaker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
- Samuel Dykes, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" 
Dykes migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Dykes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Richard Dykes, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
Contemporary Notables of the name Dykes (post 1700) +
- William Taylor "Spike" Dykes (1938-2017), American coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team (1987-1999), inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2008
- Hart Lee Dykes (b. 1966), American former professional football wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots (1989-1990)
- W. W. Dykes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916 
- Mary H. Dykes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008 
- Jimmy Dykes, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 2000 
- James M. Dykes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950 
- E. B. Dykes, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Dooly County, 1923-24 
- A. C. Dykes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940 
- Loren Dykes (b. 1988), Welsh footballer who plays for the Welsh national team (2007-)
- John Bacchus Dykes, English clergyman and hymnist
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Historic Events for the Dykes family +
- Mr. John Dykes, British Engine Room Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking 
- Mr. Kenneth Dykes, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking 
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Suggested Readings for the name Dykes +
- 2263 "The Dykes Line of East Tennessee" by John H. Dykes Jr..
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html