An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Dogg. It is a name for someone who lived in the Kilmadok district of Scotland
. The Scottish Dogg 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 Dogg family
The surname Dogg 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 Dogg family
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Dogg Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Dogg include Doig, Dog, Doeg, Doige, Doag, Doak, Doake, Doack and others.
Early Notables of the Dogg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dogg family to Ireland
Some of the Dogg 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 Dogg family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Dogg: Charles Doig who settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1775; followed by John in 1802.