Ducat Family History
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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