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Type Surname (from nickname & from occupation)
Usage French, Breton

Meaning & History

From the Old French title of rank duc "duke" (from Latin dux "leader" genitive ducis) with the French masculine definite article le used as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces or else as a metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in a ducal household.
Added 2/17/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 12/30/2023 by Paradiso36