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Vondyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Vondyke is generally thought to be derived from an old Frisian-Lower Saxon personal name, Deiko. It is also likely that versions of this name evolved from the German word "Dyke," in which case the name was most likely occupational for someone who built or operated Dikes.


Early Origins of the Vondyke family


The surname Vondyke was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Vondyke family


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Vondyke Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dickenhausen, Dickenhaussen, Dikenhausen, Dicenhausen, Dickenhhausen, Dickenhausenn and many more.

Early Notables of the Vondyke family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vondyke family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Dickenhof, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Carl Deike, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852; Frederick Deike, who was naturalized in Indiana between the years 1842-1848.

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