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Origins of the Lyke surname

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About the Lykes

We have a total number of 439 records for people with the last name Lyke.

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Where do most Lykes live?

In 1921, most Lykes lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Lykes

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 310 records for the Lyke surname. The oldest one dates back to 1546.

Who were Lykes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lyke first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lykes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lykes in 1921
House Keeper






General Servant


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Lykes in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Hands


Cotton Spinner




Farmer's Son


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