DUKE Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsDooks, Ducs, Duke, Dukes
Duke Name Meaning
English and Irish: from Middle English duk(e) ‘duke’ (from Old French duc, from Latin dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’),
applied as 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.
English and Irish: possibly also from the personal name Duke, a short form of Marmaduke,
a personal name said to be from Irish mael Maedoc ‘devotee (mael, maol ‘bald’, ‘tonsured one’) of Maedoc’,
a personal name (M’Aodhóg) meaning ‘my little Aodh’,
borne by various early Irish saints,
in particular a 6th-century abbot of Clonmore and a 7th-century bishop of Ferns.
Scottish: compare the old Danish personal name Duk (Old Norse Dukr).
In some cases, possibly an Americanized form of French Leduc or Spanish Duque.
Possibly an Americanized spelling of Polish Duk, a nickname from dukac ‘to stammer or falter’.
References date back to the late Twelfth century, with Herbert le Duc, a member of the Knights Templar, using the Gallicized version of the name. From 1190–1191, Roger le Duc was Sheriff of London, and three generations of his family succeeded him in this office. The Pipe rolls for Berkshire refer to Adam Duke in the year 1198, and in 1214 one Henry Dukes is recorded in the Curia Regis rolls for Warwickshire
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