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Duke Genealogy & History

The surname Duke may have come from the following Middle English words: duc, duk, douc, douk, or doke. All of these came from Old French "duc", which comes from Latin "dux", meaning "leader". It may also be a short form of Marmaduke, which comes from "maelmaedoc", meaning "servant of Maedoc". American Duke family history starts in 1633, when Richard Duke landed in Maryland. Duke genealogy includes Doris Duke, American philanthropist, and Patty Duke, American actress. Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was named after tobacco industrialist James B. Duke and his father, Washington Duke.


Duke Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Aaron Duke-- --, 1923January 11,2000TN
B Lavern Duke-- --, 1925March 27,2001CA
C Dean Duke-- --, 1955April ,1987CA
D Loreta Duke-- --, 1927January 12,2002CA

Duke Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Conrad Duke-- --, 1914July 2,1996Dalton,GA
F Bennett Duke-- --, 1921June 11,2002Clinton,NJ
G Herman Duke-- --, 1914December 28,1993Columbia,PA
H Lynn Duke-- --, 1924April 22,2010Mesquite,NV

Duke Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Alonzo DukeMargaret MorrisOctober 15,1931Wake, NC
Bennie DukeFrances WilliamsNovember 6,1959Wake, NC
Clarence DukeLetha SimpsonMarch 26,1941Wake, NC
Elvin DukeMary CashMay 2,1942Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Duke

797th: Sanford798th: Cowan
799th: Randolph800th: Bird
801st: Daugherty802nd: Burch
803rd: David804th: Horne
805th: Barron806th: Gaines

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