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Duck Family History

Duck Name Meaning

English: variant of Duke . Irish: adoption of the English name (see 1 above) as an equivalent of Lohan (an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’) by mistranslation as if from lacha ‘duck’. North German (also Dück) and German (Dück): see Dueck .

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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Where is the Duck family from?

You can see how Duck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duck families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 139 Duck families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Duck's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Duck families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duck ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nil were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Duck. 44% of Duck men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Duck women worked as a Nil. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duck were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Trapper
    11%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nil
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Duck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duck 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Duck. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Duck. For the veterans among your Duck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duck lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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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