Andrew Dykes

Brief Life History of Andrew

When Andrew Dykes was born on 29 April 1757, in Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Dykes, was 41 and his mother, Agnes Cochran, was 41. He married Helen Findlay on 19 February 1785, in Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 18 March 1842, at the age of 84.

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Andrew Dykes
Helen Findlay
Marriage: 19 February 1785
Mary Dykes
Agnes Dykes
James Dykes
John Dykes
William Dykes
Mungo Dykes
Robert Dykes
Janet Dykes
Thomas Dykes
Francis Dykes

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  • Andrew Dykes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Andrew Dykes, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Andrew Dykes in entry for John Dykes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Dicks or Dyke with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Dyches and Dycus .

Americanized form of Dutch Dijks (see Dyke ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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