Anna May Duke

Brief Life History of Anna May

When Anna May Duke was born on 8 April 1884, in Dukes, Hancock, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Leonard Duke, was 32 and her mother, Anna Brown, was 39. She married James Richard Hardin about 1902, in Hancock, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Patesville, Hancock, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 January 1922, in Hancock, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 37.

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James Richard Hardin
Anna May Duke
Marriage: about 1902
Everett Lee Hardin
Cleoves Hardin
Marion Benton Hardin

Sources (10)

  • Annie M Duke in household of John L Duke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna May Hardin, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Anna Mae Duke in entry for Everett Hardin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English duk(ke), duck, doke, dook ‘duck’ (Old English dūce), either from a perceived resemblance (perhaps a waddling gait) or from association with wild fowling. Compare Duck , Drake .

English: from the Middle English personal name Duk or Duke. In northern England this is usually a pet form of Marmaduke. It may alternatively be a survival of one or more Old English personal names, though it is uncertain whether they were still current in the period of surname formation. Old English Ducc(a) is attested in placenames like Duxford (Cambridgeshire) and Duckington (Cheshire), and was perhaps interchangeable with Docc, attested in Doxey (Staffordshire) and Doxford (Northumberland). Duke could also represent Old English Deowuc (as in Deuxhill, Shropshire). A surname from Marmaduke is on record until at least 1881 and derives from the personal name Marmaduke, apparently an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of Old Irish Maolmaedóc ‘devotee of Maedóc’; see Duckett .

Americanized form of Polish Duk: nickname from dukać ‘to stammer or falter’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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