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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish and Ukrainian : nickname from duch ‘spirit’, ‘breath’.
  • Czech : from a short form of the Old Czech personal name Duchoslav, composed of the elements duch ‘spirit’ + slav ‘glory’.
  • Catalan : respelling of Duc, nickname or status name from duc ‘duke’ (see Duke).
  • Dutch : variant of Duyck.
  • East Asian : unexplained.

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