Dotty is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Dotty originally derived from the Old English word doughty
The surname Dotty 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 Dotty family
The surname Dotty 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.
Early History of the Dotty family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dotty 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 Dotty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dotty Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Dotty has appeared include Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.
Early Notables of the Dotty family (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 Dotty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dotty family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dotty arrived in North America very early: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Dotty (post 1700)
- Dotty Morgan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Dotty S. Hubbard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html