Everything you need to know about the Irish surname Duffy - its meaning, origins, interesting facts and famous people with the last name Duffy.

Irish derivation: Ó Dubhthaigh.

Name meaning: "Descendant of the dark one."

Counties associated with the name: Monaghan.

Coat of arms motto: "Like lightning."

Interesting Facts:

- A French pirate, Dupré, changed his name to Duffy to avoid a charge of murder and fled to Newfoundland.

Some famous Duffys:

- Charles Gavan Duffy (1816-1903, Irish poet)

- Eamon Duffy (1947, Irish historian)

- James Duffy (1889-1969, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1917)

- Joe Duffy (1956, Irish radio personality)

- Carol Ann Duffy (1955, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom)

- Aimee Anne Duffy (1984, Welsh singer)

Here are some interesting facts about the Irish last name Duffy, including its history, family crest, coat of arms, and famous clan members.