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Duddy Family History

Duddy Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place in Sussex named Dudehay ‘Dudda’s enclosure (Old English hæg). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhda (see Dowd).

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


Similar surnames: Huddy, Dudley, Dodd, Leddy, Ducey, Ruddy, Cuddy, Roddy, Deady, Budd

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Where is the Duddy family from?

You can see how Duddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duddy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 69 Duddy families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Duddy's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Duddy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duddy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duddy 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 Duddy. 25% of Duddy men worked as a General Labourer and 85% of Duddy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duddy were Colliery Hewer (below) and Unpaid Domestic Du. .

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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
    25%
  • House Painter
    15%
  • Steel Tube Tool Handeners
    10%
  • Colliery Hewer (below)
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
    3%
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What Duddy family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Duddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duddy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Duddy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Duddy. For the veterans among your Duddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duddy lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Duddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Duddy in 1953 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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