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Origins Available: German, Polish


The origins of the surname Dudka 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.

Dudka Early Origins



The surname Dudka 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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Dudka Spelling Variations


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Dudka Spelling Variations



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

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Dudka Early History


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Dudka Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dudka research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1706, 1801, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Dudka History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dudka Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dudka Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dudka 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; Eva Duda, who arrived in Baltimore in 1888; and Joseph Dudda, who was naturalized in New York in 1894.

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Dudka Historic Events


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Dudka Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Roman Dudka (1878-1914), American Third Class Passenger from Chicago, Illinois, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Dudka Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  4. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
  5. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
  6. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. White, Davis, and S. Jeanne. People of Polonia: The 1910 Census ward Two--Baltimore City Maryland, Part1. Baltimore, MD: Historyk Press, 1994. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
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The Dudka Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dudka 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 2014 at 16:21.

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