When Jonathan Moroni Duke was born on 23 October 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Jonathan Oldham Duke, was 37 and his mother, Mary Stone, was 39. He married Sarah Gold Montgomery on 13 July 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 18 August 1877, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.
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’.
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A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF MY FATHER JONATHAN O. DUKE written by a son--Thomas W. Duke Jonathan Oldham Duke, was born August 31, 1807, in Derby, England. He was the son of James Duke and Mary Oldh …
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