Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese : from duque ‘duke’ (from Latin dux, 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 French duc ‘duke’ (see Duchon).