Show ContentsDogget History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The etymology of the name Dogget 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 Dogget family

The surname Dogget 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 Dogget family

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Dogget Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dogget family

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. 6John Doget (died 1501), was an English diplomat, scholar...
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Ireland Migration of the Dogget family to Ireland

Some of the Dogget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Dogget migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dogget Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Dogget, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 7
  • Benjamin Dogget, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 7

Canada Dogget migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dogget Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jack Doitman U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 55 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York 8

  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
  7. 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)
  8. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook