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Ducker Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): nickname meaning ‘diver’, from an agent derivative of Middle English douke(n) ‘to dive’ (a word that is probably related to duck (the bird)). Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained. North German (Dücker) and Dutch: from the term for a duck or diving bird (from du(c)ken ‘to dive or duck’), probably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the duck, but perhaps in some cases a metonymic occupational name for fowler or for a furrier who used the pelts of diving birds in his trade.

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


Similar surnames: Zucker, Dicker, Tucker, Decker, Hucker, Duker, Drucker, Rucker

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Where is the Ducker family from?

You can see how Ducker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ducker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ducker families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Ducker families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ducker's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ducker families in 1840.
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What did your Ducker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ducker. 17% of Ducker men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Ducker women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ducker 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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Ducker lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ducker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ducker in 1959 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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