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Duce Early Origins



The surname Duce was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire and held a family seat at Wittenhall.

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Duce Spelling Variations


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Duce Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducie, Ducy, Ducey, Deucy, Deuce, Duce, Douce, Douse, Dousy, Doucet and many more.

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Duce Early History


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Duce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duce research. Another 360 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1455, 1487, 1504, 1510, 1600, 1631, and 1661 are included under the topic Early Duce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duce Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Duce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Duce, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • William Duce, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Duce Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Duce, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green"

Duce Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Duce arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Sarah Duce arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duce (post 1700)



  • Patti Duce, American two-time Primetime Emmy nominated producer, known for her work on Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003), Best Ink (2012) and Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End (2005)
  • El Duce (1958-1997), born Eldon Wayne Hoke, American actor killed tragically at the age of 39, known for Kurt & Courtney (1998), Du-beat-e-o (1984) and Population: 1 (1986)
  • Adam Duce (b. 1972), American musician, best known as a founding member of the band Machine Head
  • Viva Duce, British actress, known for her work on Being Considered (2000), Burn: Cycle (1994) and Perspectives: Reality Bites (2004)
  • Sharon Duce (b. 1950), British actress, known for her work on Big Deal (1984), Outland (1981) and The Tamarind Seed (1974)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Duce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duce Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 February 2016 at 10:35.

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