Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish and Portuguese: from duque ‘duke’ (from Latin
dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), an occupational name for
someone who worked in the household of a duke, or as a nickname for
someone who gave himself airs and graces.
- French (also
Duqué): nickname from duquet, a diminutive of French
duc ‘duke’ (see Duchon).
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