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The Douththwate name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Douthwait, which was located on the border of North Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Douththwate Early Origins



The surname Douththwate was first found in Lancashire 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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Douththwate Early History


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Douththwate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Douththwate research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Douththwate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Douththwate Spelling Variations


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Douththwate Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Douththwate has undergone many spelling variations, including Douthwaite, Douthert, Douthet, Douthat, Douthit, Douthirt, Douthwrait, Dowthwaite, Dowthert, Dowthet, Dowthirt and many more.

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Douththwate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Douththwate Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Douththwate were among those contributors: Abraham Dowthwaite who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1796 with his brother Robert; William Douthwaite arrived in Philadelphia in 1803.

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