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The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Daugherty is O Dochartaigh, from the word "dochartach," which means hurtful or obstructive and in this case, it would be termed as a nickname.

Daugherty Early Origins



The surname Daugherty was first found in at Inishowen, in the barony of Raphoe, in County Donegal, where they were a large and influential sept, and were kin to the O'Donnells. They were one of the principal Irish clans to resist the Norman invasion of 1170 and were known as the Lords of Innishowen directly descended from the distinguished Irish General King Niall of the Nine Hostages, who was descended from the Heremon line of Irish Kings. The MacDevitts, who exist in large numbers in Inishowen, are descended from David O'Doherty, a chief of Cinel Conaill who was killed in 1208. Some members of the MacDevitt branch migrated to the territory of Oriel, now counties Louth, Monaghan, and south Down. There the "D" was aspirated creating the early Anglicization MacCaveat, and then the variation MacKevitt. Expanding their territory, they came to rule the peninsula of Inishowen in the 14th century. However, the poorly-timed and disastrous rebellion against the English crown led by Sir Cahir O'Dougherty in 1608, drastically reduced the power of the once powerful sept.

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Daugherty Spelling Variations


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Daugherty Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Daugherty were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Dockeray, Dockerty, Dockharty, Dogherty, Dougharty, Dougherty, Doherty, Doherety, Dohertey, Docherty, Docharty, MacDevitt and many more.

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Daugherty Early History


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Daugherty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daugherty research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1783, 1587, 1608 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Daugherty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Daugherty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Daugherty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Sir Cahir O'Dougherty (1587-1608), leader of the rebellion in 1608, the last Gaelic Lord of Inishowen. Angered by the confiscation of his lands for the Plantation of Ulster, he sacked and burned the town of Derry and killed the Governor, Sir George...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Daugherty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Daugherty family in North America:

Daugherty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Daugherty, who landed in America in 1795
  • Neal Daugherty, who landed in America in 1795

Daugherty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Daugherty, who arrived in Maryland in 1803
  • Mathew Daugherty, who arrived in America in 1803
  • Dennis Daugherty, aged 33, arrived in Delaware in 1813
  • Patrick Daugherty, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • William J. Daugherty, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Daugherty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Daugherty, aged 18, who settled in America from Donegal, in 1900
  • Annie Daugherty, aged 9, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1905
  • Charles Daugherty, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1905
  • Denis Daugherty, aged 23, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1905
  • Edwin S. Daugherty, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Daugherty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Daugherty (post 1700)



  • Harold Ray "Doc" Daugherty (1927-2015), American Major League Baseball player and manager who played one game for the Detroit Tigers in 1951
  • Richard Deo Daugherty (1922-2014), American archaeologist and professor, who led the excavation of the Ozette Indian Village Archeological Site in Washington state during the 1970s
  • Brigadier-General Lester Amiel Daugherty (1891-1995), American Professor of Military Science & Tactics, University of Santa Clara, California (1949)
  • D. E. Daugherty, American politician, Delegate to Montana convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Carl V. P. Daugherty, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1932
  • David B. Daugherty, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1969-72
  • Delbert C. Daugherty, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wirt County, 1937-38
  • Dennis L. Daugherty, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 50th District, 1976
  • Duncan Daugherty, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wirt County, 1921-22
  • Duncan W. Daugherty, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1953-61
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Ar Ndutcas
Motto Translation: Our heritage


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    11. ...

    The Daugherty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Daugherty 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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