Show ContentsDoogood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Scottish name Doogood is carried by the descendents of the Pictish people. It was a name for a well-meaning person or "do-gooder."

Early Origins of the Doogood family

The surname Doogood was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Doogood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doogood research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1382 are included under the topic Early Doogood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doogood Spelling Variations

When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Doogood has been written Duguid, Doogood, Doghet, Duget, Dugat, Dogood, Dugood, Doguid, Dugett, Dugatt, Duggood, Dugguid, Dogget, Doggatt, Doggett and many more.

Early Notables of the Doogood family (pre 1700)

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Australia Doogood migration to Australia +

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

Doogood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Doogood, (b. 1845), aged 21, English brick layer who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for 7 years for house breaking, transported aboard the "Belgravia" on 4th April 1866, arriving in Western Australia, he died in 1906 [1]

The Doogood 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: Patientia et spe
Motto Translation: With patience and hope.

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook