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The earliest origins of the Dufty surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person who was considered brave and strong. The surname Dufty originally derived from the Old English word doughty or dohti. The surname Dufty 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.

Dufty Early Origins



The surname Dufty 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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Dufty Spelling Variations


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Dufty 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 Dufty 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 Dufty include: Doughty, Doughtie, Dowtie, Dowty and others.

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Dufty Early History


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Dufty Early History



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

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Dufty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dufty 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 Dufty 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 Dufty or a variant listed above:

Dufty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Dufty, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Dufty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Dufty, aged 23, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dufty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dufty (post 1700)



  • William Francis Dufty (1916-2002), American writer, and nutrition activist who wrote over 40 books
  • Bevan Dufty (b. 1955), American politician, Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (2002-2011)
  • Alec Dufty (b. 1987), former American soccer
  • Craddock Dufty (b. 1900), New Zealand rugby league player who played from 1919-1930
  • Alan Rex Dufty (b. 1947), Australian two-time gold, five-time silver and bronze medalist Paralympic athlete

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dufty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dufty 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 21 July 2014 at 22:20.

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