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Origins Available: German, Polish



Multiple Origins for the Surname Duda


German


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.

Duda Early Origins



The surname Duda was first found in East Prussia, near the border between Germany and Poland, where it is likely that the initial bearer of the name originally resided.

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Duda Spelling Variations


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Duda Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Duda, Dudda, Duddek, Dudek, Dudka, Dudy, Dudas and many more.

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Duda Early History


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Duda Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duda research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1801 and 1858 are included under the topic Early Duda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duda Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duda Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duda 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duda (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duda (post 1700)



  • Walter Duda (b. 1911), prominent American state senator and professor
  • Walter Duda (1911-2001), American politician, Member of Illinois State Senate 15th District, 1969-73 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peggy Duda, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • June Duda, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Duda, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1922 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fritz Duda (b. 1904), well-known German artist

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