Anglo-Saxon name Dotey comes from its first bearer, who was a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Dotey originally derived from the Old English word doughty or dohti. The surname Dotey is associated with the broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or features of animals.
Early Origins of the Dotey family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dotey family
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Dotey Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dotey has been spelled many different ways, including Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.
Early Notables of the Dotey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dotey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Doteys to arrive in North America:
Dotey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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