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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.

Dougall Early Origins



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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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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Dougall Early History


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Dougall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dougall research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1244 and 1316 are included under the topic Early Dougall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dougall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dougall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dougall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dougall In Ireland


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Dougall In Ireland



Some of the Dougall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. 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

Dougall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Walter Dougall, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1774

Dougall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Dougall, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812

Dougall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Dougall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840 [1]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 arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Robert Dougall, aged 22, a bootmaker, 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
  • 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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Dougall Historic Events


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Dougall Historic Events




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

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Motto


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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 bąs
Motto Translation: Victory or death


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Dougall Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAUNTLESS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Dauntless.htm

Other References

  1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  11. ...

The Dougall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dougall 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.

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