× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The original Gaelic form of Doody was O Dubhda. The first portion of the name comes from the word dubh, which means black or dark complexioned. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Doody Early Origins



The surname Doody was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht. King Niall, brother of Fiachra and descended from Daithi, was one of the last pagan Kings of Ireland. For centuries they were the leading sept of northern Ui Fiachrach. Their territory comprised the baronies of Erris and Tirawley in the county of Mayo and Tireagh in Sligo. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
They were the traditional Princes of Hy-Fiachra in Connaught. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

Close

Doody Spelling Variations


Expand

Doody Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Doody that are preserved in archival documents are Dowd, Duddy, Doody, O'Dowd, Dowdy, Dowdie, Doudy, Doudie, Doudd, Doodie and many more.

Close

Doody Early History


Expand

Doody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doody research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1579, 1813, 1891, 1579, 1579, 1656 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Doody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Doody Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Doody Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doody Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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 Doody to North America:

Doody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Doody, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1843
  • Mary Doody, aged 18, landed in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Doody, who arrived in Alabama in 1858
  • Jeremeah Doody, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1860

Doody Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Doody, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833

Doody Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Doody, aged 17, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • William Doody arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850
  • John Doody, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Biddy Doody, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Denis Doody, aged 39, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doody Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Doody, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Ann Doody, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • James Doody, aged 20, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Doody (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Doody (post 1700)



  • Margaret Anne Doody (b. 1939), American professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame
  • Alison Doody (b. 1966), Irish actress and model who at 18 was - and remains - the youngest Bond girl for her role in A View to a Kill
  • Rachel Doody (b. 1984), New Zealand former association football player
  • Michael Doody, Canadian politician, Mayor of Timmins, Ontario (1977 to 1980)
  • Nick Doody (b. 1972), British stand-up comedian
  • C. William Doody (1931-2005), Canadian politician, member of the Senate of Canada representing Newfoundland and Labrador (1979-2005)

Close

Doody Historic Events


Expand

Doody Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Gerald Maurice  Doody (1897-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

Close

Doody Family Crest Products


Expand

Doody Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. 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.
  5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 01:26.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest