Last name: DUFF

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DUFF : This last name is indexed 199,163 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DUFF : 1: Irish and Scottish: from Gaelic dubh ‘dark black’ used both as a nickname and a personal name. In Scotland it is typically a descriptive epithet for a dark-haired man (compare Dow 1). In Ireland it is usually from Ó Duibh ‘descendant of Dubh’ or Mac Giolla Duibh ‘son of the servant of Dubh’. It is also found as a short form of Duffin and a variant of Duffy. See also McDuff.2: In some cases possibly also a shortened form of Breton Le Duff a cognate of 1 above.

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