Explore the Family Name Duvall

The meaning of Duvall

Altered form of French Duval. It is also found in England, where it is in part of Huguenot origin. Compare Devaul. History: This surname is listed along with its original form Duval in the (US) National Huguenot Society’s register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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How common is the last name Duvall in the United States?

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the popularity of the surname Duvall saw a slight shift between 2000 and 2010. The rank of the name dropped from 1698 to 1811, reflecting a decrease of 6.65%. However, the total count of people with this surname grew by 2.45% during the same period, from 19,369 in 2000 to 19,844 in 2010. Subsequently, the proportion of this surname per 100k people dipped by 6.27%, down from 7.18 in 2000 to 6.73 in 2010.

20002010Change
Rank#1,698#1,811-6.65%
Count19,36919,8442.45%
Proportion per 100k7.186.73-6.27%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Duvall

When it comes to ethnic identity, the Decennial U.S. Census data shows that there were some notable changes for the Duvall surname between 2000 and 2010. The largest percentage increase was seen among those identifying as Hispanic, with a rise of 40.52%. Those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander also increased significantly, by 27.91%. Smaller increases were noted for those identifying as Black (3.72%), American Indian and Alaskan Native (11.76%), and individuals of two or more races (15.33%). Meanwhile, those identifying as White saw a slight decrease in proportion, dropping by 1.40%.

20002010Change
White90.22%88.96%-1.4%
Black5.64%5.85%3.72%
Hispanic1.53%2.15%40.52%
Two or More Races1.5%1.73%15.33%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.68%0.76%11.76%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.43%0.55%27.91%

Duvall ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Duvall is British & Irish, which comprises 55.3% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (24.6%) and Scandinavian (4.2%). Additional ancestries include Eastern European, Spanish & Portuguese, Italian, Indigenous American, and Nigerian.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish55.3%
French & German24.6%
Scandinavian4.2%
Other15.9%
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Possible origins of the surname Duvall

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Duvall have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom90.20%
West Midlands, United Kingdom90.20%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom90.20%
Merseyside, United Kingdom90.00%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom90.00%

What Duvall haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Duvall is R-P311, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P311 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-L51 and R-CTS241, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Whiteside, Bair, Garza, Hebert, Chamberlin, Aldrich, Ashcraft, Ogle, Landry, Blanton.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Duvall surname are: T2b, H, H1. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

duvallPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Duvall have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Duvall

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Duvall" Surname 48.6%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Duvall

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Duvall" Surname 23.5%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

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Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Duvall" Surname 23.8%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

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Cat Allergy

An allergic reaction to cats, characterized by symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and difficulty breathing.

"Duvall" Surname 34.8%

23andMe Users 36.7%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Duvall?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Duvall are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%