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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.