The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Dougdal come from when the family resided in either the settlement of Dug Dale, which is found in Warter in the East Riding of Yorkshire
, or the place called Dugdales in Great Mitton, which is in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Dougdal belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Dougdal family
The surname Dougdal was first found in Yorkshire
. However, another branch of the family was found in the parish of Shustock in Warwickshire
. "Blyth Hall was the residence of the celebrated antiquary, Sir William Dugdale, who purchased that manor of Sir Walter Ashton, in the 1st of Charles I., and here compiled The Antiquities of Warwickshire; he died on the 10th of February, 1685, and was buried in the parish church." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Dougdal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dougdal research.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1686, 1628, 1700, 1640 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Dougdal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dougdal Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dougdal has been recorded under many different variations, including Dugdale, Dugdall, Dugdill, Dugdell, Dougdall and many more.
Early Notables of the Dougdal family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686), noted historian, who published the notable work on the history on the monasteries of England; and his son John Dugdale (1628-1700), Garter... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dougdal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dougdal family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dougdal or a variant listed above: Benjamin Dugdale who settled in Virginia in 1638; Ann Dugdale settled in Philadelphia in 1685; Henry Dugdell settled in Virginia in 1635; William Dugdill settled in Philadelphia in 1860..
The Dougdal 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: Pestes patria pigrities
Motto Translation: Sloth is the plague of one's country.