Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for
someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic
occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler.
- Irish: English name adopted as an equivalent of Lohan
(an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of
Leochán’) by mistranslation, as if from lacha ‘duck’.
- Dutch: variant of Duyck. In a German-speaking
environment, this is also a variant of (van) Dyck.
German (also Dück): probably a nickname for a coward, from
Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’.
(Dück(e)): from a pet form of an old Germanic personal name
formed with theud, diot ‘people’, ‘race’.
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