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DUDA - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname DUDA

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Definition: From the Polish noun duda, meaning "bagpipes" or "bad musician," this surname most likely referred to one who played the bagpipes or, possibly, one who played them badly. Another possible meaning, suggested by Polish name expert Prof. Kazimierz Rymut in his book "Nazwiska Polakow" (The Surnames of Poles), is one who made a lot of needless noise.

Surname Origin: Polish

Alternate Surname Spellings: DUDDA

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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