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The name Doughty is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Doughty originally derived from the Old English word doughty or dohti. The surname Doughty 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.

Doughty Early Origins



The surname Doughty 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.

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Doughty Spelling Variations


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Doughty Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Doughty have been found, including Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.

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Doughty Early History


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Doughty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doughty 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 Doughty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doughty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doughty Early Notables (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 Doughty Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Doughty, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Doughty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne and Thomas Doughty who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Doughty, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Ann Doughty, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Francis Doughty settled in New England in 1630
  • Francis Doughty, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doughty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Doughty, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Anne Doughty settled in Virginia in 1736
  • Phillip Doughty arrived in Boston in 1774

Doughty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Doughty, who arrived in America in 1801
  • William Mason Doughty, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • John Doughty, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • Frederick Doughty, aged 24, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1873

Doughty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Douty U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Doughty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Doughty, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Doughty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ishmael Doughty, aged 18, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"

Doughty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Doughty landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles George Doughty landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Olympus
  • Thomas Doughty arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Charles George Doughty, aged 25, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • George Doughty, aged 35, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doughty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doughty (post 1700)



  • Thomas Doughty (1793-1856), American landscape artist
  • George Wilbur Doughty, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916
  • Eugene S. Doughty, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1851-52; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Somerset County, 1882-84
  • Elias Doughty, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cumberland County, 1857
  • Edgar M. Doughty, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 8th District, 1915
  • Clarence Harvey Doughty, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, 1918-21
  • Charles Doughty, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County, 1784-88, 1791-92
  • C. T. Doughty, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 20th District, 1905-06
  • Asa B. Doughty, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 22nd District, 1889-90
  • Alfred H. Doughty (1881-1943), American politician, Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, 1923-27; Defeated, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1936, 1938, 1941
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Doughty Historic Events


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Doughty Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Fred A Doughty, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. W. Doughty (d. 1912), aged 22, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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