Doc is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts
, a tribe in ancient Scotland
. The Doc family lived in the Kilmadok district of Scotland. The Scottish Doc surname is derived from the Gaelic Mac Gille Doig, which means "son of the servant of St. Cadog." The personal name
Cadog was Welsh
, and has no connection to the name of the animal.
Early Origins of the Doc family
The surname Doc was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Doc family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doc research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1491, 1502, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Doc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Doc Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Doc has been spelled Doig, Dog, Doeg, Doige, Doag, Doak, Doake, Doack and others.
Early Notables of the Doc family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Doc family to Ireland
Some of the Doc family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Doc family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Doc: Charles Doig who settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1775; followed by John in 1802.
Contemporary Notables of the name Doc (post 1700)
- Doc DelCastillo (b. 1968), American ice hockey head coach for Hamline University
- Doc Gessler (1880-1924), American baseball player