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Ducat Family History

Ducat Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a moneylender or minter or a nickname for a rich man, from Old French ducat (Italian ducato), name of a gold coin. This was spelled duket in Middle English; Ducat is a ‘restored’ form. It has been confused with Duckett. Scottish: probably a variant of Duguid. French: patronymic from the nickname Cat, from a dialect variant of chat ‘cat’. Variant spelling of German and Jewish Dukat, cognate with 1.

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


Similar surnames: Duck, Duca, Duce, Dust, Lucas, Duch, Dura, Dutt, Dugal, Ducas

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Where is the Ducat family from?

You can see how Ducat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ducat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ducat families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ducat families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ducat's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ducat families in 1840.
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What did your Ducat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ducat. 19% of Ducat men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Ducat women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ducat were Farmer and Seamstress.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    42%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ducat. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ducat. For the veterans among your Ducat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ducat lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ducat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Ducat in 1949 was 47, and 52 in 2004.

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