Doig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The story of the Doig family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Doig family lived in the Kilmadok district of Scotland. The Scottish Doig 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 Doig family

The surname Doig 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.

Important Dates for the Doig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doig research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1491, 1502, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Doig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doig Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Doig has appeared Doig, Dog, Doeg, Doige, Doag, Doak, Doake, Doack and others.

Early Notables of the Doig family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Doig family to Ireland

Some of the Doig family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doig migration to the United States

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Doig name:

Doig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charles Doig, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]
  • Charles Doig who settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1775
Doig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Doig, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Perry Doig, aged 62, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
Doig Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • A. Doig, aged 30, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Alexander Doig, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from Johnstone, Scotland, in 1907
  • Alex. Doig, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Arbroath, Scotland, in 1911
  • Barclay Doig, aged 4, who settled in America from Austruther, Scotland, in 1911
  • Christina Doig, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Kilereggan, Scotland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doig migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doig Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Allan Doig, aged 26, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913

Doig migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Doig Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Peter Doig, aged 23, a smith, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light" [2]

Doig migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Doig Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Janet Doig, (b. 1829), aged 30, Scottish settler from Lanark travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [3]
  • Mr. Robert Doig, (b. 1831), aged 28, Scottish cartwright from Lanark travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [3]
  • Mr. George Doig, (b. 1839), aged 22, Scottish shepherd, from Lanarkshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Royal Stuart" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th October 1861 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Doig (post 1700)

  • Stephen G. Doig Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 104th District, 1966
  • James Doig Jr., American politician, Mayor of River Rouge, Michigan, 1973-75, 1978
  • Andrew Wheeler Doig (1799-1875), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Lewis County, 1832; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1839-43
  • Ivan Doig (1939-2015), American novelist
  • Steve Doig (b. 1960), American NFL football player
  • Andrew W. Doig (1799-1875), American politician
  • Peter Doig (b. 1959), Scottish painter, in 2007 one of his paintings sold for 11.3 million
  • Ned Doig (1866-1919), Scottish footballer
  • Chris Doig (b. 1981), Scottish footballer
  • Ron Doig Sr. (1909-1932), Australian footballer and first-class cricket player
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Norther Light 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/northernlight1855.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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