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Duncan Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): from the Gaelic personal name Donnchadh, composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + a derivative of cath ‘battle’, Anglicized in Ireland as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue. Irish (Sligo): used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunn, Donnan, Dungan, Dinan, Dunkin, Dugan, Dundas, Dunman, Duggan

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Duncan Family Origin

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Duncan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Duncan family was Farming. The most common Duncan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Duncan's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duncan.

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