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The German surname Duhon is of nickname origin. It evolved from the old German word "daum," meaning "thumb," and was most likely originally borne by either someone with a deformed or missing thumb, or someone very small in size.

Duhon Early Origins



The surname Duhon was first found in Wuerrtemburg, where Graf Ulrich mit dem Daumen (Count Ulrich with the thumbs) lived in about 1250.

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Duhon Spelling Variations


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Duhon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Duhon, Daum, Duhem, Daumann, Duhm, Duhme, Duym, Duim, Dume, Duhan and many more.

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Duhon Early History


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Duhon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duhon research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1679, 1707, 1755, and 1757 are included under the topic Early Duhon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duhon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duhon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duhon 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 were:

Duhon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elisabeth Duhon, aged 43, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Honnore Duhon, aged 47, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Jean Baptiste Duhon, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Marguerite Duhon, aged 44, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785

Duhon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary J. Duhon, aged 58, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Andras Duhon, aged 17, who settled in America from Kis Lzeben, Hungary, in 1912
  • Eileen May DuHon, aged 16, who emigrated to Duryea, USA, in 1914
  • Emily J. DuHon, aged 36, who settled in Duryea, USA, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duhon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duhon (post 1700)



  • Bobby Duhon (b. 1946), American NFL football running back for the New York Giants
  • Josh Duhon (b. 1982), American actor, best known for his role on General Hospital
  • Edwin Duhon (1910-2006), American musician and co-founder of the Hackberry Ramblers
  • Chris Nicholas Duhon (b. 1982), American professional NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. 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).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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