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Duker Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch duker ‘diver’, ‘diving bird’ (see Ducker). North German (Düker): see Dueker.

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


Similar surnames: Ducker, Dunker, Kuker, Duer, Auker, Huver, Baker, Rucker, Luker

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Where is the Duker family from?

You can see how Duker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Duker families living in Delaware. This was about 29% of all the recorded Duker's in the USA. Delaware and 1 other state had the highest population of Duker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duker. 24% of Duker men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Duker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duker were Salesman and Housework.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
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What Duker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Duker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Duker. 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 883 military records available for the last name Duker. For the veterans among your Duker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duker lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Duker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Duker in 1964 was 90, and 88 in 2004.

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