Dottin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dottin family

The surname Dottin was first found in Devon at Dotton, which was listed as Otrit in the Domesday Book of 1086. At that time, there was land enough for 2 ploughs and comprised about 2 acres of meadow and 10 acres of pasture. It was held by Baldwin the Sheriff. The village or parish has since been lost but the family name was first referenced in the year 1240 when William de Dotton held estates there. Dotton is also listed in Somerset about the same time as a mill on the River Otter and this mill continued in operation from about 1100 through 1960 when it was demolished. Dotton, Somerset is now little more than a farm about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the mouth of the Otter.

Early History of the Dottin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dottin research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1455, 1487, 1539, 1599, 1655, 1620, 1626, 1643, 1627 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Dottin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dottin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dotton, Dotten, Dottin, Doten and others.

Early Notables of the Dottin family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Dotton who was listed as a canon on 21 July 1539. Edward Doty (c. 1599-1655) was a passenger on the historic 1620 voyage of the Mayflower as a servant...
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United States Dottin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dottin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gertrude Dottin, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Barbados, in 1908
  • Lilley Alison Dottin, aged 20, who settled in America from St. George, Barbados, in 1908
  • Cecil Dottin, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States from Barbadoes, in 1912
  • Joseph Dottin, aged 28, who landed in America from Bridgetown, Barbados, in 1913
  • Constance Dottin, aged 25, who landed in America from Barbados, British West Indies, in 1916
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West Indies Dottin migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [1]
Dottin Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Wm. Dottin, who was on record in Barbados in 1679

Contemporary Notables of the name Dottin (post 1700) +

  • Deandra Jalisa Shakira Dottin, international cricketer from the Barbados




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