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Duck 1
Type Surname (from occupation & from given name)
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. DUK(English)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsDuyk, van Duyk, van Dyck, Dyck, Dück, Dücke, Lohan

Meaning & History

English from Middle English doke "duck", hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck, or an occupational name for someone who kept or hunted ducks. Alternatively, a variant form of Duke.

Sometimes used as an English equivalent of Lohan (an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin "descendant of Leochán") by mistranslation, as if from lacha "duck".
Added 6/29/2016 by Anonymous
Edited 11/16/2023 by jocatchi, Mike C, Sofia and more

Duck 2
Type Surname
Usage Dutch

Meaning & History

Dutch variant of Duyck. In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of van Dyck and Dyck.
Added 3/11/2017 by LMS
Edited 3/11/2017 by LMS

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