Ducat Family History
Ducat Name Meaning
Scottish (Angus): probably a variant of Duguid . English: post-medieval form of Duckett . English: possibly a nickname from Middle English ducat (Old French ducat Italian ducato) the name of various gold or silver coins in different European countries (see Dukat ). However there is no evidence that this survived as a modern surname. French: patronymic with fused preposition and definite article du ‘of the’ from the nickname (Le) Cat from a dialect variant of chat ‘cat’ perhaps used to denote a sly wily individual. German and Jewish: variant of Dukat a cognate of 3 above. Americanized form of Polish Dukat a cognate of 3 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press