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Duque Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from duque ‘duke’ (from Latin dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), an occupational name for someone who worked in the household of a duke, or as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces. French (also Duqué): nickname from duquet, a diminutive of French duc ‘duke’ (see Duchon).

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


Similar surnames: Duke, Duce, Dague, Dube, Due, Dupre, Duwe, Luque, Pique, Dubuc

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Where is the Duque family from?

You can see how Duque families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duque family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Duque families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Duque families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Duque's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Duque families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duque surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duque ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Trimmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duque. 55% of Duque men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    55%
  • Labor
    13%
  • Waiter
    13%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Trimmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Duque. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duque census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Duque. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 576 military records available for the last name Duque. For the veterans among your Duque ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duque lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Duque life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Duque in 1947 was 30, and 68 in 2004.

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