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Diuguid History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

To the ancient Scottish name Diuguid was a nickname for a well-meaning person or "do-gooder."

Early Origins of the Diuguid family

The surname Diuguid was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Diuguid family

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Diuguid 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. Diuguid has been spelled Duguid, Doogood, Doghet, Duget, Dugat, Dogood, Dugood, Doguid, Dugett, Dugatt, Duggood, Dugguid, Dogget, Doggatt, Doggett and many more.

Early Notables of the Diuguid family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Diuguid 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 Diuguid:

Diuguid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Diuguid, aged 24, who emigrated to Lynchburg, Va., in 1923

The Diuguid 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: Patientia et spe
Motto Translation: With patience and hope.

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