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Duce Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English douce, dowce ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’ (Old French dolz, dous, from Latin dulcis). This was also in occasional use as a female personal name in the Middle Ages, and some examples may derive from it. Italian: from duce ‘leader’, ‘chief’, probably applied as a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Duke, Duck, Mule, Due, Duca, Dice, Luce, Dace, Duch, Dube

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Where is the Duce family from?

You can see how Duce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Duce families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 27 Duce families living in Illinois. This was about 19% of all the recorded Duce's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Duce families in 1880.
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What did your Duce ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duce. 33% of Duce men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Duce women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duce were Salesman and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Duce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duce 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 Duce. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Duce. For the veterans among your Duce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duce lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Duce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Duce in 1956 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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