Duda Family History
Duda Name Meaning
Polish Czech and Slovak: metonymic occupational name for a player of the bagpipes from duda (usually in plural: dudy) ‘bagpipe’ or from Czech dudat and Slovak dudať ‘to play bagpipe(s)’. Compare Dudzik Dudak and Dudik . Ukrainian and Rusyn: metonymic occupational name for a player on a reed pipe from duda ‘pipe’. Compare Dudik . Hungarian: from the old personal name Duda. Alternatively a surname of Slavic origin (see above compare Dudas ). Albanian: nickname derived from dudi (definite form dudia) ‘turtle dove’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022