Duff (surname)

Duff is a surname of Irish or Scottish descent. A corruption of the Gaelic word Dubh meaning dark or black in reference to personal features or temperament. Duff originated in Connacht and Fife in Ireland and Scotland respectively. It may refer to:

As a family name of Scottish aristocrats:

  • Sir George Duff-Sutherland-Dunbar, 6th Baronet (1878-1962)
  • Sir George Cospatrick Duff-Sutherland-Dunbar, 7th Baronet (1906-1953)

In the British Royal Family:

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