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Origins of the Duncan surname

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About the Duncans

We have a total number of 210393 records for people with the last name Duncan.

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Alternative variations of the name Duncan

Duncan, Duncen, Dunkan, Dunken, Dunncan, Duncane, Duncans

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Where do most Duncans live?

In 1921, most Duncans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Duncans

How common is your surname?

244th most common surname in the UK

We have 151,000 records for the Duncan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Duncans most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Duncan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Duncans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Duncans in 1921
Dressmaker

896

Domestic Servant

727

F S

634

Housekeeper

548

Annuitant

447

Common Male occupations for Duncans in 1921
Farm Servant

904

Farmer

841

Coal Miner

810

Mason

578

Joiner

544

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