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The word "dux" which means leader, comes from the word "ducere" which means to lead.
wiswina  5/28/2005
In Northern England, particularly Yorkshire, Duke was used as a short form of the name Marmaduke, which ultimately harks back to the presence of Irish-speaking Vikings in the region, and the original form MÁEL MÁEDÓC.
Uhtraed  7/12/2016

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