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The story of the Doig family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Doig family lived in the Kilmadok district of Scotland. The Scottish Doig surname is derived from the Gaelic Mac Gille Doig, which means "son of the servant of St. Cadog." The personal name Cadog was Welsh, and has no connection to the name of the animal.

Doig Early Origins



The surname Doig was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Doig Spelling Variations


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Doig Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Doig has appeared Doig, Dog, Doeg, Doige, Doag, Doak, Doake, Doack and others.

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Doig Early History


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Doig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doig research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1491, 1502, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Doig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doig Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Doig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doig In Ireland


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Doig In Ireland



Some of the Doig family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Doig name:

Doig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Doig, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Charles Doig who settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1775

Doig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Doig settled in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Perry Doig, aged 62, arrived in New York in 1812

Doig Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Doig, aged 30, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Alexander Doig, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Johnstone, Scotland, in 1907
  • Alex. Doig, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Arbroath, Scotland, in 1911
  • Barclay Doig, aged 4, who settled in America from Austruther, Scotland, in 1911
  • Christina Doig, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Kilereggan, Scotland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doig Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Allan Doig, aged 26, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913

Doig Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Doig, aged 23, a smith, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doig (post 1700)



  • Ivan Doig (1939-2015), American novelist
  • Steve Doig (b. 1960), American NFL football player
  • Andrew W. Doig (1799-1875), American politician
  • Peter Doig (b. 1959), Scottish painter, in 2007 one of his paintings sold for $11.3 million
  • Ned Doig (1866-1919), Scottish footballer
  • Chris Doig (b. 1981), Scottish footballer
  • Ron Doig Sr. (1909-1932), Australian footballer and first-class cricket player
  • Peter Doig (1911-1996), British Labour Party politician
  • Norm Doig (1910-2001), Australian rules footballer
  • Mel Doig (d. 1998), Canadian politician, leader of the Communist Party of Canada, Ontario
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Doig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doig 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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