The Duckles(s) Family of
Albany, Orleans County, Vermont
My name is Vicki, and I often wondered why I was blessed
with the unusual surname of Duckless. Before the name was
recorded in 1913 birth records in Albany, Vermont, it usually
was spelled Duckles, although I have seen more than 12 variations.
Possible Surname History
My goals are to prove or disprove both the geographic origin
and the meaning of this surname. In my quest, I have heard
three stories from others with the surname Duckles:
The surname is the Anglicized version of Douglass of Scotland.
(From a Duckles woman in England.)
The surname is the Anglicized version of DuCles or Duclos
of France, traveling over with the Normans.
(From a Duckles man in the United States.)
The surname is the Anglicized version of Dueckel of Westphalia,
Germany, traveling first to the Netherlands and then,
in the 1600s, to England.
(From two Duckles men in England.)
Duccles, Duckell, Duckels, Duckill, Ducklas, Duckle, Duckles,
Duckless, Ducklus, Duckyll, Ducles, Dukel.
Duckles Family History
The earliest Duckles record I have found to date is for "Wm Duckle,
son of Richard Duckle, baptized April 1601" in Messingham,
If you are connected to the Duckles family,
please contact me at Chip@monad.net.
Duckles Black Sheep
Surnames in the Duckles(s) Family Tree
In New England, UNITED STATES:
Aldrich, Anderson, Annis, Barber, Barr, Basford, Bean, Berry,
Bickford, Biggs, Bissonnette, Bosely/Beausoleil, Boutwell,
Brooks, Butler, Call, Chamberlin, Connal/McConnell, Drew,
Chauvin/Shover, Cook, Day, Drew, Drown, Dunn, Duckles(s), Fellows, Fisher,
Flagg, Flanders, Gilman, Godin, Griggs, Hall, Hotchkiss, Hyde,
LaFountain, LaPier, Larabee, Lee, Lees, McConnell/Connal,
McGinnis, Nadeau, Norcross, Parker, Partridge, Phillips, Pierce,
Porter, Saint Louis, Seymour, Shover/Chauvin, Spencer,
Stebbins, Strickland, Willard, Willey, Willis, Woodman.
In Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND:
Barker, Cobb, Duckles, Flanders, Fretwell, Hyde.
In Suffolk, ENGLAND:
In Quebec and Ontario, CANADA:
Bickford, Brooks, Butler, Chauvin/Shover, Duckles, Kirkland,
Pickel/Pickle, Scovill, Smith, Thompson.
In SOUTH AFRICA:
In Tasmania and Victoria, AUSTRALIA:
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