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Duca Family History

Duca Name Meaning

Italian: from the title of rank duca ‘duke’ (Latin dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), an occupational name for someone who lived or worked in the household of a duke or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces like a duke. Hungarian: of uncertain derivation, probably a nickname for a fat person.

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


Similar surnames: Duke, Duce, Duck, Ducat, Duda, Duch, Luca, Buza, Gruca, Duga

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Where is the Duca family from?

You can see how Duca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Duca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Duca families living in Texas. This was about 56% of all the recorded Duca's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Duca families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duca. 21% of Duca men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Duca women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duca were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
    21%
  • Labor
    5%
  • Florist
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    18%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Duca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duca 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Duca. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Duca. For the veterans among your Duca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duca lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Duca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Duca in 1954 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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