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Douthwaite is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Douthwaite family once lived in the village of Douthwait, which was located on the border of North Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Douthwaite Early Origins



The surname Douthwaite 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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Douthwaite Spelling Variations


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Douthwaite Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Douthwaite family name include Douthwaite, Douthert, Douthet, Douthat, Douthit, Douthirt, Douthwrait, Dowthwaite, Dowthert, Dowthet, Dowthirt and many more.

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Douthwaite Early History


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Douthwaite Early History



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

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Douthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Douthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Douthwaite 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Douthwaite surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Douthwaite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Douthwaite arrived in Philadelphia in 1803

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Contemporary Notables of the name Douthwaite (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Douthwaite (post 1700)



  • Adam Douthwaite (b. 1985), English football player
  • Richard Douthwaite, contemporary economist and co-founder of the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability (Feasta), an Irish economic think tank. His books include "The Growth Illusion", "Short Circuit", and the "Ecology of Money"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Douthwaite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Douthwaite 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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