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

Meaning & History

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.
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’.
Added 6/29/2016 by Anonymous
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C, Sofia and LMS

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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