Duncan Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Duncan Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): from the Gaelic personal name Donnchadh, composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + a derivative of cath ‘battle’, Anglicized in Ireland as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue. Irish (Sligo): used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dunn, Donnan, Dungan, Dinan, Dunkin, Dugan, Dundas, Dunman, Duggan

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Duncan Family Origin

Where is the Duncan family from?

SHOW MORE

Duncan Family Occupations

What did your Duncan ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Duncan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duncan. The most common Duncan occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Duncan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Duncan family was Annuitant.

Source: Census data for Duncan | Data not to scale

Duncan Historical Records

What Duncan family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Duncan ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Duncan

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Duncan Life Expectancy

What is the average Duncan lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duncan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Duncan Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Look up another name