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Dykstra Early Origins



The surname Dykstra was first found in early documents. It is derived from the word "dyk" which means "dyke." The word "van" which often appears in Dutch names (including most of the variations of this name) is roughly equivalent to "by" or "at," indicating that the name refers to some feature of the terrain near the first bearer's home. Therefore, the first person to bear this name lived near a dyke.

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Dykstra Spelling Variations


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Dykstra Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Van Dyk, Van Dijk, Van Dijck, Van Dyck, Van Dijken, Van Dyken, Dijkman, Dykman, Op en Dyke, Updike and many more.

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Dykstra Early History


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Dykstra Early History



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Dykstra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dykstra Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Floris van Dyck (c.1575-c.1651), a Dutch Golden Age still life painter; Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Flemish Baroque artist who...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dykstra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A S Dykstra, aged 2, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • D E Dykstra, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Dirkje DeGroot Dykstra, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Geert Dykstra, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Gerrit Albert Dykstra, aged 29, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dykstra (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dykstra (post 1700)



  • Paula Dykstra, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984
  • John Dykstra (1875-1959), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1927-34; Defeated, 1934, 1936
  • Daniel Dykstra (1920-1999), American politician, Member of Montana State House of Representatives, 1961-65
  • Ate Dykstra (1865-1953), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1910; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1923-34, 1939-42, 1945-46
  • Anne Dykstra, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004
  • John Dykstra (1875-1959), American politician, member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1927 to 1934
  • Gretchen Dykstra (b. 1948), founding President and CEO of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum Foundation
  • Joel D. Dykstra, American politician, Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
  • Andrew Dykstra (b. 1986), American soccer player
  • John Charles Dykstra A.S. C. (b. 1947), American three-time Academy Award-winning special effects supervisor
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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    11. ...

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