Show ContentsDoggard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The etymology of the name Doggard is indeed interesting for the variety of postulations made by researchers. Harrison believes the name to from the Anglo-Saxon personal name "Dogod." [1] Lower believes the name to be "an old London name, probably corrupted from Dowgate, one of the Roman gateways of the city." [2] another source believs the name to be Norman "from Doket, or Duket. Radulphus Doucet of Normandy 1180; Nicholas Douchet 1195 (Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae)." [3] And finally, Bardsley contends "this surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Doget.' By its universal distribution (without prefix) this is manifestly a personal name." [4] We do agree that the universal use of the name is widespread.

Early Origins of the Doggard family

The surname Doggard was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, where we find Alicia Doget, Cambridgeshire; John Doget, Oxfordshire; and John Doget, London. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Hugo Doged; and Johannes Doget. [4]

There were two early entries in Somerset: John Doget; and William Doget, both 1 Edward III (during the first year of the reign of King Edward III.) [5]

Early History of the Doggard family

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Doggard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Doggett, Dogget, Doggart, Doggert, Dogate and others.

Early Notables of the Doggard family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Andrew Doket or Ducket (d. 1484), the first president of Queens' College, Cambridge, was, according to Dr. Caius and Archbishop Parker, principal of St. Bernard's Hostel, of which he may probably have been the founder, and certainly was the owner. [6] John Doget (died 1501), was an English diplomat, scholar...
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Ireland Migration of the Doggard family to Ireland

Some of the Doggard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Doggard family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Doggett who settled in Massachusetts in 1630; John Doggett settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Joseph Doggett landed in America in 1775.

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  4. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook