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Origin and popularity of the name DYKE


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.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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