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The Dugger surname comes from the German term for a duck or diving bird (from du(c)ken ‘to dive or duck’). It is thought to have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble the duck, but in some instances may have been an occupational name for someone whose trade involved the handling of ducks.

Dugger Early Origins



The surname Dugger was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Dugger Early History


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Dugger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dugger research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1671, 1687, 1720, 1819, 1833, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Dugger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dugger Spelling Variations


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Dugger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducker, Dücker, Ducher, Duckermann, Duckenhoff and others.

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Dugger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dugger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dugger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clinton Dugger, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Zeno Dugger, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Zimon Dugger, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Robert Dugger, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Amelia E. Dugger, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dugger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dugger (post 1700)



  • Lloyd "Doug" Dugger (1926-2005), American country music singer, often called the "Chaplain of Country Music"
  • Ronnie Dugger, American founding editor of the Texas Observer
  • Celia Williams Dugger (b. 1958), American journalist, deputy science editor of The New York Times
  • Richard L. Dugger, Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections from 1987 to 1991
  • Florence "Florrie" Dugger, American former child actress
  • Russ Dugger (b. 1975), American professional racing driver

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