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Origin and popularity of the name DUCA


Duca : 1: Italian: from the title of rank duca ‘duke’ (from Latin dux genitive ducis ‘leader’) an occupational name for someone who lived or worked in the household of a duke or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces like a duke. Compare Lo Duca.2: Romanian: from an old title duca ‘vaivode duke’ of Greek and ultimately of Latin origin (see 1 above).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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