Dyke Family History

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Dyke Name Meaning

English: from Middle English diche, dike, Old English dic ‘dike’, ‘earthwork’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a ditcher or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike. The medieval dike was larger and more prominent than the modern ditch, and was usually constructed for purposes of defense rather than drainage. Americanized spelling of Dutch Dijk (see Dyck).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Duke, Lake, Tye, Opdyke, Pye, Dyk, Nye, Dube, Lyke, Dame

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Dyke Family Origin

Where is the Dyke family from?

Dyke Family Occupations

What did your Dyke ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dyke occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Dyke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dyke family was Labourer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dyke.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dyke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dyke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Dyke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dyke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Dyke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Dyke. For the veterans among your Dyke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dyke Life Expectancy

What is the average Dyke lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dyke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dyke in 1944 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dyke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dyke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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