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The original Gaelic form of Duddy was O Dubhda. The first portion of the name comes from the word dubh, which means black or dark complexioned. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Duddy Early Origins



The surname Duddy was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht. King Niall, brother of Fiachra and descended from Daithi, was one of the last pagan Kings of Ireland. For centuries they were the leading sept of northern Ui Fiachrach. Their territory comprised the baronies of Erris and Tirawley in the county of Mayo and Tireagh in Sligo. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
They were the traditional Princes of Hy-Fiachra in Connaught. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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Duddy Spelling Variations


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Duddy Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Duddy are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Dowd, Duddy, Doody, O'Dowd, Dowdy, Dowdie, Doudy, Doudie, Doudd, Doodie and many more.

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Duddy Early History


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Duddy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duddy research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1579, 1813, 1891, 1579, 1579, 1656 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Duddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duddy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duddy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duddy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Duddy or a variant listed above:

Duddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Duddy, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811
  • William Duddy, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811
  • William J Duddy, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

Duddy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Duddy, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Margaret Duddy, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Dennis Duddy, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Richard Duddy, aged 22, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834

Duddy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Maria Duddy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849

Duddy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A.H. Duddy arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duddy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duddy (post 1700)



  • Patrick Duddy, United States Ambassador to Venezuela (2007 to 2008)
  • Evan Abbott "Sammy" Duddy (1945-2007), Northern Irish loyalist, leading member of the Ulster Political Research Group
  • John Francis Duddy (b. 1979), Northern Irish middleweight professional boxer
  • Brendan Duddy, Northern Irish businessman who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process

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  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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The Duddy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duddy 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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