Ducat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The clans of the Pictish people in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Ducat. It was a name for a well-meaning person or "do-gooder."
Early Origins of the Ducat family
The surname Ducat was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Ducat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ducat research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1382 are included under the topic Early Ducat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ducat Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Ducat has appeared Duguid, Doogood, Doghet, Duget, Dugat, Dogood, Dugood, Doguid, Dugett, Dugatt, Duggood, Dugguid, Dogget, Doggatt, Doggett and many more.
Early Notables of the Ducat family (pre 1700)
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Ducat migration to the United States +
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Ducat:
Ducat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Ducat, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1868 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ducat (post 1700) +
- Robert Ducat (b. 1969), American Christian music artist
- Brigadier Genera Arthur Charles Ducat Sr. (1830-1896), Irish-born, American officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War
- The Ven. William Methven Gordon Ducat (1847-1922), Scottish clergyman, Rector of Lamplugh (1877 to 1880) and Archdeacon of Berkshire (1903 to 1922)
- Andrew Ducat (1886-1942), England and Surrey cricketer and England footballer who played from 1903 through 1920
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The Ducat Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Patientia et spe
Motto Translation: With patience and hope.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)