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Dykes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, Scottish


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


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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)


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Migration of the Dykes family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mary H. Dykes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jimmy Dykes, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 2000 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James M. Dykes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. B. Dykes, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Dooly County, 1923-24 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. C. Dykes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Loren Dykes (b. 1988), Welsh footballer who plays for the Welsh national team (2007-)
  • John Bacchus Dykes, English clergyman and hymnist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Dykes family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Dykes, British Engine Room Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  • Mr. Kenneth Dykes, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

Suggested Readings for the name Dykes


  • The Dykes Line of East Tennessee by John H. Dykes Jr..

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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