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Where did the English Dougdall family come from? What is the English Dougdall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dougdall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dougdall family history?Dougdall is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Dougdall family once lived in either the settlement of Dug Dale, which is found in Warter in the East Riding of Yorkshire, or the place called Dugdales in Great Mitton, which is in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Dougdall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dougdall family name include Dugdale, Dugdall, Dugdill, Dugdell, Dougdall and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dougdall research. Another 105 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1686, 1628, 1700, 1640 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Dougdall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 113 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dougdall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dougdall surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Benjamin Dugdale who settled in Virginia in 1638; Ann Dugdale settled in Philadelphia in 1685; Henry Dugdell settled in Virginia in 1635; William Dugdill settled in Philadelphia in 1860..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pestes patria pigrities
Motto Translation: Sloth is the plague of one's country.
The Dougdall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dougdall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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