Doogood 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)

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

Migration of the Doogood family

The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Doogood: Alexander Duguid settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.



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.


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