Meaning and Origin of: Duque

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese : from duque ‘duke’ (from Latindux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), an occupational name for someone who worked in the household of a duke, or as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.
  • French (also Duqué) : nickname from duquet, a diminutive of Frenchduc ‘duke’ (see Duchon).