The Duke Surname Project
The Duke family project is for individuals with the surname Duke, Dukes, Dux, Le Duc, Dugué and similar names. Our DNA research has identified ten genetically unrelated families under the surname Duke, as of this date. The haplogroups of those families are J2, R1B and I(possibly G). One of these families is believed to derive its name from the leDuc family who traveled to England with William the Conqueror from Rouen. That family was established in England by Roger Duke, Sheriff of London in 1190 and is recorded in Burke's from that point forward to more recent ancestors in England. Roger Duke had several cousins and/or brothers who were members of the Knights Templar. The origins of the other families are not yet known, which is part of what is making our research so fascinating. At this point, we are particularly interested in members of the Duke family in Otterton, Devonshire; Lake, Wiltshire; and Suffolk England and their descendants, as well as American members of the Duke family. Please do not join this surname list if you are not willing to share information about your earliest documented ancestor. This does not require disclosure of your name and contact information, but does involve publicly linking your DNA test results to a documented individual.
Other surnames in Project
Dugue, Duke, Dukes, Duque
Join the Duke surname project
If you want to join the Duke project please order your DNA test here.