Duck Family History

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Duck Name Meaning

English: from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler. Irish: English name adopted as an equivalent of Lohan (an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’) by mistranslation, as if from lacha ‘duck’. Dutch: variant of Duyck. In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of (van) Dyck. North German (also Dück): probably a nickname for a coward, from Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’. German (Dück(e)): from a pet form of an old Germanic personal name formed with theud, diot ‘people’, ‘race’.

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

Similar surnames: Buck, Dick, Puck, Dock, Huck, Luck, Deck, Duch, Dack, Rock

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Duck Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Duck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Duck Family Origin

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Duck Family Occupations

What did your Duck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Duck family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duck. The most common Duck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Duck's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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Duck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Duck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Duck. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Duck. For the veterans among your Duck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duck Life Expectancy

What is the average Duck lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Duck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Duck in 1944 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duck ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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