The history of the name Doughdee begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Doughdee originally derived from the Old English word doughty
The surname Doughdee 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.
Early Origins of the Doughdee family
The surname Doughdee 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.
Early History of the Doughdee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doughdee 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 Doughdee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Doughdee Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Doughdee are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Doughdee include: Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.
Early Notables of the Doughdee family (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 Doughdee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Doughdee family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Doughdee or a variant listed above: Anne and Thomas Doughty who settled in Virginia in 1623; Francis Doughty settled in New England
in 1630; Phillip Doughty arrived in Boston in 1774; another Anne Doughty settled in Virginia in 1736. Doughty's Falls were probably named after Thomas Doughty a settler from Berwick in 1657..