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Re: Origin of Like surname
Posted by: Andrew Lyke Date: October 11, 2001 at 13:15:24
In Reply to: Origin of Like surname by Janie Ralls of 135

I live in Herefordshire England. Asyou will see from my web address my name is spelt slightly differently from most of the Like's on this forum. A Malcolm Like of England did I understand research the origin of the name back in the 1970's.
I believe that he traced it back to a church on the Welsh borders in the 1600's when out of 5 sons registered in the church records 3 had their surname spelt "Like" and 2 had it spelt "Lyke".
In any event i have always been told by my parents that the name originates from the person who maintained the "Lyche Gate" to the churchyard. If you do not know what I mean by this it is the covered gateway to the graveyard around a church.
I hope this is of interest to you.
Andrew Lyke

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