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Duck Family History

Duck Name Meaning
English: from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler.Irish: English name adopted as an equivalent of Lohan (an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’) by mistranslation, as if from lacha ‘duck’.Dutch: variant of Duyck. In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of (van) Dyck.North German (also Dück): probably a nickname for a coward, from Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’.German (Dück(e)): from a pet form of an old Germanic personal name formed with theud, diot ‘people’, ‘race’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Duck Families

  • Number of Duck families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Duck families
     227 - 451
     76 - 226
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Duck families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Duck Family Origin

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Duck Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Duck

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Duck Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Duck Civil War Service Records

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