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The surname Douy is of French descent, and is of local origin, being derived from the name of the place where the original bearer lived or held land. The surname Douy is derived from the french "douhet," the word used to describe a stream. Thus, the bearer of the surname lived near a stream or small body of water. The surnames original meaning is "dweller in," or "man of" Douhet.

Douy Early Origins



The surname Douy was first found in the western region of Brittany, where the family held their ancestral seat.

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Douy Spelling Variations


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Douy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Douhet, Duhe, Doué, De Douet, De Douhet, Douit, Doius and many more.

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Douy Early History


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Douy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Douy research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1686 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Douy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Douy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Douy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Douy 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sebastien Douet who arrived in Quebec in 1657; Jean de Douhet de la Riviere de Lestrang who settled in Quebec in 1683; and James Duhe who settled in Baltimore in 1840..

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Douy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Douy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Douy 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2014 at 11:50.

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