12,350 DUFF members around the world
Stay informed about DUFF Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
DUFF Family HistoryThis unusual name, with the variants spellings Dow, Dove and Dew, is of Scottish (and sometimes Irish) Gaelic origin, and is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic word "dubh", dark, black, in Old Gaelic spelt as "dub". This word was frequently used as a personal name, by itself or as a shortened form of a longer double-stemmed name, and as a nickname or byname for a swarthy man, or perhaps for someone of a "dark" temperament. A sizeable group of early European surnames were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous DUFF (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the DUFF tribe
- Find your DUFF ancestor
- Tell us about your DUFF Family
- Tell us about your DUFF ancestors
- Ask a question about the DUFF history
- Leave a message for DUFF family members
Invite more DUFF family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the DUFF tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest