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This article is about the surname. For the graph search algorithm, see Dijkstra's algorithm.
Family name
Meaning Signified that the family either lived next to a dijk or came from a place with the element "-dijk" in its name[1]
Region of origin Netherlands
Language(s) of origin West Frisian
Related names Terpstra, Dijkema, van Dijk, van Dyke

Dijkstra (pronounced [ˈdɛikstrɑ] or [ˈdikstrɑ]) is a Dutch family name of West Frisian origin. Notable persons with that name include:


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