Dueck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Dueck family
The surname Dueck was first found in the Rhine region, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The Duecker family lived in Cologne before moving to Westphalia.
Important Dates for the Dueck family
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Dueck Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Dueck include Duecker, Dueck, Ducker, Dukker, Duker, Ducher, Duecher, Duekher and many more.
Early Notables of the Dueck family (pre 1700)
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Dueck migration to the United States
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Dueck were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Dueck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Catharina Dueck, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 
- Catharine Dueck, aged 22, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 
- Heinrich Dueck, aged 9, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 
- John Dueck, aged 7, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 
- Maria Dueck, who landed in Nebraska in 1876 
Dueck migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dueck Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Isaac Dueck, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
- Jacob Dueck, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
- Johan Dueck, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
- Johann Dueck, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
Contemporary Notables of the name Dueck (post 1700)
- Alexander Dueck (b. 1980), German professional ice hockey defenceman
- Dora Dueck (b. 1950), Canadian writer and editor
- Josh Dueck (b. 1981), Canadian alpine skier
- Peter Dueck, influential Canadian politician and cabinet minister in the province of British Columbia
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)