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Where did the English Douty family come from? What is the English Douty family crest and coat of arms? When did the Douty family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Douty family history?Douty is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Douty originally derived from the Old English word doughty or dohti. The surname Douty is associated with the broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or features of animals.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Douty were recorded, including Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Douty research. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1577, 1578, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Douty History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Douty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Douty family emigrate to North America:
Douty Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Douty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Douty 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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