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Duce Name Meaning

English: variant of Dowse a nickname from Middle English douce dowce ‘sweet pleasant’ (Old French dolz dous later doux). The name was sometimes used as a woman's personal name and occasionally used for a man. Alternatively the name may arise from the Middle English personal name Douce occasionally male but mostly female borrowed from Old French Douce (from Latin Dulcia derived from Latin dulcis ‘sweet’). The variant Duce is mostly pronounced to rhyme with loose in contrast with Dowse mostly pronounced to rhyme with house. Italian: nickname from duce ‘leader chief’ from Latin dux.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Duke, Duck, Mule, Due, Duca, Dice, Luce, Dace, Duch, Dube

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Where is the Duce family from?

You can see how Duce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Duce families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 239 Duce families living in Yorkshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Duce's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Duce families in 1891.
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What did your Duce ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Duce. 11% of Duce men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Duce women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duce were Horseman On Farm and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Railway Clerk
    8%
  • Colliery Hewer
    8%
  • Horseman On Farm
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Duce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Duce. For the veterans among your Duce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duce lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Duce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Duce in 1956 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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