Last name: DYKE

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DYKE : This last name is indexed 78,170 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DYKE : 1: English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) dike’ from Middle English dik(e) deke ‘ditch dyke’ (Old English dīc) or a habitational name from Dyke in Lincolnshire. The medieval dike was larger and more prominent than the modern ditch and was usually constructed for purposes of defense rather than drainage. Compare Ditch.2: English: variant of Dick.3: Americanized form of Dutch Dijk or Dijke cognates of 1. Compare Van Dyke and Dyk.

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