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

Updike Early Origins



The surname Updike 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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Updike Spelling Variations


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Updike Spelling Variations



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

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Updike Early History


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Updike Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Updike research. 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 Updike History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Updike Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Updike Early Notables (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...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Updike 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Updike Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. C. Updike, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ2-72K : 6 December 2014), J. C. Updike, 02 May 1896; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Updike Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Victoran F. Updike, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Grant" from Brest, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-BTB : 6 December 2014), Victoran F. Updike, 24 Nov 1919; citing departure port Brest, France, arrival port N Y, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gladys C. Updike, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z3-R2D : 6 December 2014), Gladys C. Updike, 22 Sep 1920; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Updike (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Updike (post 1700)



  • Scott W. Updike (1819-1889), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Rochester, New York, 1861-67
  • Robert Updike, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1964
  • Ralph Eugene Updike Sr. (1894-1953), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives from Marion County, 1923-24; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1925-29; Defeated, 1928
  • Caesar A. Updike, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1860-62
  • Nancy Updike, award-winning American public radio producer and writer
  • Steven Dale Updike (b. 1948), American politician
  • Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941), American printer and historian of typography
  • Ralph Eugene Updike (1894-1953), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • John Hoyer Updike (1932-2009), one of the greatest and most prolific writers in modern American literature, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ2-72K : 6 December 2014), J.C. Updike, 02 May 1896; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-BTB : 6 December 2014), Victoran F. Updike, 24 Nov 1919; citing departure port Brest, France, arrival port N Y, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z3-R2D : 6 December 2014), Gladys C. Updike, 22 Sep 1920; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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