The name Duffty comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Duffty originally derived from the Old English word doughty
The surname Duffty 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.
Early Origins of the Duffty family
The surname Duffty 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.
Early History of the Duffty family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duffty 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 Duffty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duffty Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Duffty has undergone many spelling variations
, including Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.
Early Notables of the Duffty family (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 Duffty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duffty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Duffty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Philip Duffty, English Convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851