Hi, I don't know if this message will be useful to any of you in Iowa, but my name is Mickael Gaupillat Duccini of Paris, France. My mother is a Duccini. My grandfather Antoine Duccini, born 1917 was French but of Italian origins from Livorno, Toscana. I have just started to check where there are Duccinis and had no idea there were so many in the US. I have also started to do some research about the name, although I believed it meant "the small dukes", I recently heard that it didn't as it would have been Ducchini in that case. An Italian friend of mine is convinced it should be D'Uccini (From the village of Uccini). Sounds quite unlikely to me but does anyone have any idea?