Early Origins of the Dou family
Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Dou family
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Dou Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: McDow, Dow, Dowe, Dove, Dows, Dowes, Doves and others.
Early Notables of the Dou family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dou family to Ireland
Some of the Dou family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dou family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dou Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dou (post 1700)
The Dou Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Patient.
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