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Duda Name Meaning

Polish Czech and Slovak: metonymic occupational name for a player of the bagpipes from duda (usually in plural: dudy) ‘bagpipe’ or from Czech dudat and Slovak dudať ‘to play bagpipe(s)’. Compare Dudzik Dudak and Dudik . Ukrainian and Rusyn: metonymic occupational name for a player on a reed pipe from duda ‘pipe’. Compare Dudik . Hungarian: from the old personal name Duda. Alternatively a surname of Slavic origin (see above compare Dudas ). Albanian: nickname derived from dudi (definite form dudia) ‘turtle dove’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Buda, Dura, Dudas, Duca, Buza, Cuda, Duke, Duch, Duba, Dudak

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Where is the Duda family from?

You can see how Duda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Duda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Duda families living in Missouri. This was about 29% of all the recorded Duda's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Duda families in 1880.
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What did your Duda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Duda. 21% of Duda men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Duda women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duda were Miner 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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Machine Operator
  • Housework
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Duda. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Duda. For the veterans among your Duda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duda lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Duda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Duda in 1945 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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