Dote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dote family

The surname Dote was first found in Staffordshire at Freeford, a hamlet, in the parish of St. Michael, Lichfield, union of Lichfield, N. division of the hundred of Offlow. " The manor [of Freeford] was held by a family of its own name, in the reign of James I., and afterwards passed to the family of Dyott, who suffered much in the parliamentary war for their attachment to Charles I." [1]

Early History of the Dote family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dote research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1560, 1622, 1601, 1614, 1591, 1660, 1623, 1640, 1619, 1677, 1667, 1677, 1667, 1719, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Dote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dote Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyott, Dyot, Diot and others.

Early Notables of the Dote family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: General John Dyot, known as "Dumb éyort of Somerson"; Anthony Dyott (c. 1560-1622) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1614; Sir Richard Dyott (c. 1591-1660) was an English lawyer...
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Migration of the Dote family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Dyett, who came to Maryland in 1661; Henry Dyet, who came to Virginia in 1741; Maxwell Dyett, who came to New York, NY in 1822; Thomas Dyott who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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