Dowbiggin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dowbiggin family

The surname Dowbiggin was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat in the West Riding as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when John Dowbyggyng held estates in that shire and seated at Dowbiggin in Sedbergh.

Early History of the Dowbiggin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dowbiggin research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1613, 1679, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dowbiggin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dowbiggin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dowbigging, Dowbiggin, Doubigging, Doubiggin, Dowsbigging, Dowsbiggin, Dousbigging, Dousbiggin, Dowbekin and many more.

Early Notables of the Dowbiggin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dowbiggin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dowbiggin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.


Contemporary Notables of the name Dowbiggin (post 1700) +

  • Lancelot Dowbiggin (1685-1759), English architect
  • Sir Herbert Layard Dowbiggin CMG (1880-1966), British colonial Inspector General of Police of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1913 to 1937


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