Doige History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Doige was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Doige family lived in the Kilmadok district of Scotland. The Scottish Doige 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.

Early Origins of the Doige family

The surname Doige 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.

Early History of the Doige family

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Doige Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Doige has appeared Doig, Dog, Doeg, Doige, Doag, Doak, Doake, Doack and others.

Early Notables of the Doige family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Doige family to Ireland

Some of the Doige family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Doige migration to the United States +

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Doige:

Doige Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Doige, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]

Australia Doige migration to Australia +

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

Doige Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Doige, (b. 1853), aged 24, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Nineveh" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 23rd September 1877 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Doige (post 1700) +

  • William L. Doige (b. 1887), American Republican politician, Railroad work; Real estate business; Merchant; Member of New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1939-50

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from on Facebook
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