Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, and Slovak : nickname for a player of the bagpipes, from Slavic duda ‘bagpipe’.
  • Czech : nickname for someone thought to resemble a hoopoe (dudek).
  • Hungarian : from the old secular personal name Duda, or in some cases possibly a shortened form of Dudás (see Dudas).