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The Dougall family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Dougall is derived from the personal name Dougal. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Dhughaill and literally means son of Dougal.

Early Origins of the Dougall family


The surname Dougall was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they were descended from Dugall eldest son of Somerled, first Lord of the Isles, and his son Duncan who received the lands of Lorn.The Clan was a bitter foe of Robert the Bruce, who made a narrow escape during one battle with the MacDougals only by discarding his cloak. The brooch of this cloak, now known as the Brooch of Lorn, is a treasured possession of the Chief of the Clan. The Clan faced heavy retaliation and was stripped of their lands once Robert the Bruce secured the Scottish throne. The lands were restored to the Clan upon the death of the king, but passed to the Stewarts in 1388 when the last member of the senior branch of MacDougals died without issue.

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Early History of the Dougall family

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Early History of the Dougall family


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Dougall Spelling Variations

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Dougall Spelling Variations


Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Dougall has appeared in various documents spelled MacDougall, MacDowall, MacDowell, MacDugald, MacDill and many more.

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Early Notables of the Dougall family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Dougall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dougall family to Ireland

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Migration of the Dougall family to Ireland


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Migration of the Dougall family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Dougall family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dougall or a variant listed above:

Dougall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Dougall, who arrived in New England in 1651-1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dougall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Walter Dougall, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dougall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Dougall, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dougall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Dougall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAUNTLESS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Dauntless.htm

Dougall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Dougall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Robert Dougall, aged 22, a bootmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dougall (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dougall (post 1700)


  • William Dougall, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Antigua, 1884
  • William Dougall, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Joliet, Illinois, 1879-83 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, September 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. K. Dougall, American politician, Mayor of Arroyo Grande, California, 1998
  • Clarissa Maria Young Dougall (1849-1935), American suffragist, member of the general presidency of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • William "Billy" Dougall (1895-1966), Scottish association football player and manager
  • John Dougall (1867-1960), Scottish mathematician, "one of Scotland's leading mathematicians", known for Dougall's formula
  • Kenneth William "Kenny" Dougall (b. 1993), Australian footballer, member of the Australia U23 National Team
  • James Dougall (1810-1888), Scottish-born, Canadian politician, merchant and a horticulturalist, eponym of Dougall Avenue and Dougall Parkway, Windsor, Ontario
  • Rose Elinor Dougall (b. 1986), English singer, songwriter and musician
  • John Dougall (1810-1888), Scottish-born, Canadian merchant and the founder of the Montreal Witness, an English-language Protestant newspaper
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Historic Events for the Dougall family

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Historic Events for the Dougall family



HMS Cornwall

  • Allan Thomas Dougall, British Sub Lieutenant Engineer aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Catherine Dougall, English 1st Class Passenger residing in Quebec, Quebec, Canada going to South Africa via Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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The Dougall Motto

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The Dougall 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: Buaidh no bs
Motto Translation: Victory or death


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAUNTLESS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Dauntless.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, September 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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