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The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Dogherty is O Dochartaigh, from the word "dochartach," which means hurtful or obstructive and in this case, it would be termed as a nickname.

Dogherty Early Origins



The surname Dogherty was first found in at Inishowen, in the barony of Raphoe, in County Donegal, where they were a large and influential sept, and were kin to the O'Donnells. They were one of the principal Irish clans to resist the Norman invasion of 1170 and were known as the Lords of Innishowen directly descended from the distinguished Irish General King Niall of the Nine Hostages, who was descended from the Heremon line of Irish Kings. The MacDevitts, who exist in large numbers in Inishowen, are descended from David O'Doherty, a chief of Cinel Conaill who was killed in 1208. Some members of the MacDevitt branch migrated to the territory of Oriel, now counties Louth, Monaghan, and south Down. There the "D" was aspirated creating the early Anglicization MacCaveat, and then the variation MacKevitt. Expanding their territory, they came to rule the peninsula of Inishowen in the 14th century. However, the poorly-timed and disastrous rebellion against the English crown led by Sir Cahir O'Dougherty in 1608, drastically reduced the power of the once powerful sept.

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Dogherty Spelling Variations


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Dogherty Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Dogherty family name include Dockeray, Dockerty, Dockharty, Dogherty, Dougharty, Dougherty, Doherty, Doherety, Dohertey, Docherty, Docharty, MacDevitt and many more.

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Dogherty Early History


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Dogherty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dogherty research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1783, 1587, 1608 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Dogherty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dogherty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dogherty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Sir Cahir O'Dougherty (1587-1608), leader of the rebellion in 1608, the last Gaelic Lord of Inishowen. Angered by the confiscation of his lands for the Plantation of Ulster, he sacked and burned the town of Derry and killed the Governor, Sir George...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dogherty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Dogherty to North America:

Dogherty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rose Dogherty, who landed in America in 1805
  • Cath Dogherty, who landed in America in 1805
  • Charles Dogherty, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Biddy Dogherty, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811
  • Dennis Dogherty, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dogherty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Matthew Dolsen U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Dogherty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Marcus Dogherty, aged 18, arrived in Quebec in 1833
  • Robert Dogherty, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Richard Dogherty, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eweretta" in 1833
  • John Dogherty arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
  • Daniel Dogherty arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834

Dogherty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Dogherty, a blacksmith, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mary Dogherty, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Dogherty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Dogherty landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Jane Dogherty arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Mary Dogherty, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Edmond Dogherty, aged 30, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Mary Dogherty, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Ar Ndutcas
Motto Translation: Our heritage


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. 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).
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  11. ...

The Dogherty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dogherty Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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