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 Family Origin

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Duck Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Going To School

    19%
  • Hotel Keeper

    4%
  • Merchant

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duck. The most common Duck occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Duck's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Duck family was Merchant.

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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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