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The ancient name Dux is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a person who had a duck-like gait or bore some other resemblance to a duck. The surname Dux is derived from Old English words duk, dukke, duck, doke, and dook, which all mean duck. However, these words are often indistinguishable from the various Old English words duc, duk, duke, douc, and doke, which all came from the Old French word duc. This ultimately came from the Latin word dux, which means leader, and is a derivative of the verb ducere, which means to lead.

Early Origins of the Dux family


The surname Dux was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Dux family

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Early History of the Dux family


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Dux Spelling Variations

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Dux Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dux were recorded, including Duck, Duche, Ducke and others.

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Early Notables of the Dux family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Dux family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Duck, a prominent lawyer in the city of London; Sir John Duck, 1st Baronet (c. 1632-1691), English politicin, Mayor of Durham; Leonard Digges (c.1515-c.1559), English mathematician and surveyor, credited with the...
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Migration of the Dux family to Ireland

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Migration of the Dux family to Ireland


Some of the Dux family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dux family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Dux family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Dux arrived in North America very early:

Dux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon Dux, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dux (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dux (post 1700)


  • Chris Dux, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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