The origins of the German surname Duda can be traced to Poland. The name is derived from the Slavic word "duda," meaning "street musician." It is likely that the original bearer of this surname was a wandering minstrel, perhaps traveling through Poland.
and Poland, where it is likely that the initial bearer of the name originally resided.
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of this family name include: Duda, Dudda, Duddek, Dudek, Dudka, Dudy, Dudas and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Duda, who came to New Orleans in 1854; and Joseph Dudda, who was naturalized in New York in 1894.