Van Dyke Family History

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Van Dyke Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by any of the many thousands of dikes in the Netherlands (Middle Dutch dike ‘dike’), or a habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Dijk, Dijke, or Dyck, named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dale, Van Wyk, Van Slyke, Van Duyne, Van Dyne, Van Acker, Van Ryn

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Van Dyke Family Origin

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Van Dyke Family Occupations

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  • Boarding House Master

    20%
  • Courrier

    20%
  • Engine Ducking Maker

    20%
  • Photoghrapher

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Van Dyke family was Photoghrapher. Boarding House Master, Courrier and Engine Ducking Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Dyke. The most common Van Dyke occupation in the UK was Boarding House Master. 20% of Van Dyke's were Boarding House Masters.

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Van Dyke Historical Records

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Van Dyke Life Expectancy

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