Early Origins of the Duekher family
The surname Duekher 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.
Early History of the Duekher family
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Duekher Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Duekher include Duecker, Dueck, Ducker, Dukker, Duker, Ducher, Duecher, Duekher and many more.
Early Notables of the Duekher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duekher family to the New World and Oceana
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island
, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Duekher, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early: E. Duecker, who settled in Texas in 1853; Henriette Duecker settled in Texas in 1853.