Meaning and Origin of: Updike
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First name origins & meanings:
- Scottish : Surname used as a first name
Last name origin & meaning:
- Altered spelling of Dutch Opdijk, a topographic name for someone who lived on a dike.
- The American writer John Updike traces his ancestry to Gijsbert Opdijck, commander of the Fort Goede Hoop (now Hartford, CT) in the 1640s.