Doggett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The etymology of the name Doggett 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 Doggett family

The surname Doggett 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 Doggett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doggett research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1501, 1479, 1483, 1640, 1721, 1691 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Doggett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doggett Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Doggett 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 Doggett family to Ireland

Some of the Doggett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Doggett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doggett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Doggett who settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Doggett, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Doggett, who landed in New England in 1642 [7]
  • John Doggett, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1662 [7]
  • Benjamin Doggett, who arrived in Virginia in 1682 [7]
Doggett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Doggett, who landed in America in 1775
Doggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Doggett, aged 20, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1892
  • M. S. Doggett, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1892
Doggett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sophia J. Doggett, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Sallie Doggett, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Mrs. O. Doggett, who landed in America, in 1904
  • E. Doggett, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Elizabeth Doggett, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Oldcastle, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Doggett migration to Australia +

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

Doggett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Doggett, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [8]

New Zealand Doggett 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:

Doggett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Matilda Doggett, (b. 1816), aged 41, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [9]
  • Mr. William Doggett, (b. 1821), aged 36, British labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [9]
  • Miss Hannah Doggett, (b. 1846), aged 11, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [9]
  • Miss Rebecca Doggett, (b. 1849), aged 8, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [9]
  • Miss Maria Doggett, (b. 1852), aged 5, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Doggett (post 1700) +

  • Lloyd Doggett (b. 1946), American politician, U.S. Representative for Texas's 25th congressional district
  • John Doggett (1723-1772), American-born, Canadian merchant, seaman and political figure in Nova Scotia
  • John Doggett, American political commentator
  • Jerry Doggett (1916-1997), American sports broadcaster who called games for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Derrick Doggett (b. 1984), American-born, Canadian professional CFL football player
  • David Seth Doggett (1810-1880), American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Bill Doggett (1916-1996), American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist
  • Frank Doggett, Director of National Nuclear Corporation

HMS Royal Oak
  • Ivor Ernest Doggett (d. 1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [10]


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, 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. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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