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The ancient Scottish name Opdyke was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dutton, Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Opdyke family


The surname Opdyke was first found in Cumberland, where one reference claims "the name, originally 'Del Dykes,' is derived from the two lines of Roman wall in 'Burgh,' from whence the family at a remote period originated." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Ramerus de Dikes, who lived before the reign of Henry II is the supposed ancestor of the family. The family held estates at Dovenby, in the parish of Bridekirk.

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Early History of the Opdyke family

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Early History of the Opdyke family


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Another 497 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1272, 1301, 1379, 1421, 1471, 1457, 1509, 1600, 1649, 1630, 1685, 1765, 1619, 1669, 1660, 1666, 1650, 1706, 1685, 1689, 1700 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Opdyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Opdyke Spelling Variations

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Opdyke Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyke, Dykes, Dike, Dikes and others.

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Early Notables of the Opdyke family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Opdyke family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Dyke (1619-1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1666; Sir...
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Migration of the Opdyke family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Opdyke family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Branches of the family, who settled at Plymouth, Newton, and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, from about the year 1640 onwards.

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  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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