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Origins Available: German, Polish


The origins of the German surname Dudek 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.

Dudek Early Origins



The surname Dudek 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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Dudek Spelling Variations


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Dudek Spelling Variations



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

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Dudek Early History


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Dudek Early History



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

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Dudek Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dudek Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dudek 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 Dudek (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dudek (post 1700)



  • Joseph Anthony Dudek (1964-1997), former American college football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997
  • Alyson Dudek (b. 1990), American four-time bronze medalist short track speed skater
  • Les Dudek (b. 1952), American guitarist, known for his work with Steve Miller Band, The Dudek, Finnigan, Krueger Band, Stevie Nicks and Cher
  • Anne Louise Dudek (b. 1975), American actress, best known for her recurring roles as Dr. Amber Volakis on American television show House
  • Joan E. Dudek, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • Gerd Dudek (b. 1938), German jazz tenor saxophonist, soprano saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist
  • Grazyna Dudek (1960-1976), Polish figure skater at the 1976 Winter Olympics
  • Patryk Dudek (b. 1992), Polish motorcycle speedway rider, member of the Polish junior national team
  • Sebastian Dudek (b. 1980), Polish footballer
  • Jerzy Dudek (b. 1973), Polish former football goalkeeper

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Dudek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dudek 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 13 November 2015 at 10:16.

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