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Origins Available: Dutch-Alt, Dutch
Where did the Dutch Vandyk family come from? What is the Dutch Vandyk family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vandyk family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vandyk family history?
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vandyk research. More information is included under the topic Early Vandyk History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vandyk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vandyk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Vandyk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vandyk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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