× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The name Doty comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Doty originally derived from the Old English word doughty or dohti. The surname Doty 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.

Doty Early Origins



The surname Doty 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.

Close

Doty Spelling Variations


Expand

Doty Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Doty has undergone many spelling variations, including Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.

Close

Doty Early History


Expand

Doty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doty 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 Doty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Doty Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Doty 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 Doty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Doty were among those contributors:

Doty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Doty, who landed in Massachusetts in 1620

Doty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E H Doty, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J L Doty, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Doty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Doty, who landed in Canada in 1784
  • Mr. Anthony Dougherty U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Doty (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Doty (post 1700)



  • Kathryn Elizabeth Doty (1920-2016), née Hohn, also known by her stage names Kathryn Adams or Kathryn Adams Doty, an American actress, perhaps best remembered for her role as "Mrs. Brown", the young mother in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942)
  • William T. Doty, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1913; Defeated, 1921
  • William N. Doty, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1917
  • William G. Doty (1852-1919), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1891-93
  • William Furman Doty (b. 1870), American politician, U.S. Consul in Tahiti, 1902-06; Tabriz, 1906-10; Riga, 1910-11; Nassau, 1914-17; Cardiff, 1919; Stoke-on-Trent, 1920;
  • V. A. Doty, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948
  • Stephen A. Doty, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Hillsdale County, 1916
  • Samuel S. Doty, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1850
  • Samuel Doty (1795-1878), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County, 1838
  • Prince Doty, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1798-1802
  • ... (Another 43 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Suggested Readings for the name Doty


Expand

Suggested Readings for the name Doty



  • The Doty-Doten Family in America: Descendants of Edward Doty, An Emigrant By the Mayflower, 1620 by Ethan Allen Doty.
  • The James Alfred Doty Descendants of Edward Doty, A Mayflower Passenger, 1620 by Ervin A. Doty.

Close

Doty Family Crest Products


Expand

Doty Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Doty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doty Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 November 2016 at 17:51.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest