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The history of the name Dowty begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Dowty originally derived from the Old English word doughty or dohti. The surname Dowty 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.

Dowty Early Origins



The surname Dowty 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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Dowty Spelling Variations


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Dowty Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Dowty are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dowty include: Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.

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Dowty Early History


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Dowty Early History



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

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Dowty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dowty 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 Dowty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dowty or a variant listed above:

Dowty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Susan Dowty, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Ann Dowty, who landed in Maryland in 1672
  • Peter Dowty, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1672

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowty (post 1700)



  • Rebecca Dowty, American actress, known for The Gallows (2015)
  • Alan Dowty (b. 1940), American author and Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
  • David Dowty, American ling Uist known primarily for his work in semantic and syntactic theory
  • Sir George Herbert Dowty (1901-1975), English inventor and businessman, founder of Dowty Group, inventor of the first internally sprung aircraft wheel and the "Dowty retarder" for use in railway classification yards

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Dowty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dowty 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 18 March 2016 at 06:51.

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