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Dottie is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Dottie originally derived from the Old English word doughty or dohti. The surname Dottie 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.

Dottie Early Origins



The surname Dottie was first found in 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.

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Dottie Early History


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Dottie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dottie research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1545, 1578, 1577, 1599, 1655 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Dottie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dottie Spelling Variations


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Dottie Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dottie has been recorded under many different variations, including Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.

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Dottie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dottie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Doughty (1545-1578), an English nobleman, soldier, scholar and personal secretary of Christopher Hatton. His association with Francis Drake, on a 1577 voyage to interfere with Spanish treasure...

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

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dottie or a variant listed above: Anne and Thomas Doughty who settled in Virginia in 1623; Francis Doughty settled in New England in 1630; Phillip Doughty arrived in Boston in 1774; another Anne Doughty settled in Virginia in 1736. Doughty's Falls were probably named after Thomas Doughty a settler from Berwick in 1657..

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