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Van Slyck Surname Origin
(Locality). From the channel called Het Slaeck, in the Netherlands, which makes Tolen an island. Slyk, Dutch, signifies dirt, mire. Van Slyk, 'from the dirt.'
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Van Slyck Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Van Slyck Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge