Dugdale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Dugdale family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Dugdale comes from when the family lived in either the settlement of Dug Dale, which is found in Warter in the East Riding of Yorkshire, or the place called Dugdales in Great Mitton, which is in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Dugdale belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Dugdale family

The surname Dugdale was first found in Yorkshire. However, another branch of the family was found in the parish of Shustock in Warwickshire. "Blyth Hall was the residence of the celebrated antiquary, Sir William Dugdale, who purchased that manor of Sir Walter Ashton, in the 1st of Charles I., and here compiled The Antiquities of Warwickshire; he died on the 10th of February, 1685, and was buried in the parish church." [1]

Early History of the Dugdale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dugdale research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1686, 1628, 1700, 1640, 1683, 1697 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Dugdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dugdale Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dugdale has appeared include Dugdale, Dugdall, Dugdill, Dugdell, Dougdall and many more.

Early Notables of the Dugdale family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686), noted historian, who published the notable work on the history on the monasteries of England; and his son John Dugdale (1628-1700), Garter King of Arms, herald in the College of Arms; and Stephen Dugdale (1640?-1683), an English informer who...
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United States Dugdale migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dugdale arrived in North America very early:

Dugdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Benjamin Dugdale who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Benj Dugdale, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [2]
  • Ann Dugdale, who settled in Philadelphia in 1685
  • Ann Dugdale, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 [2]
Dugdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Dugdale, (b. 1814), aged 18, Cornish farmer departing from Plymouth aboard the ship "Andromeda" arriving in the United States on 10th May 1832 [3]
  • Barbra Dugdale, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]
  • Edmond Dugdale, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]
  • James Dugdale, aged 59, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]
  • Mary Ann Dugdale, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1868 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dugdale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ernest Dugdale, aged 30, who settled in America from England, in 1900
  • Abraham Dugdale, aged 45, who landed in America from Blackpool, England, in 1907
  • Florence Dugdale, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Ballymaccormick, Ireland, in 1910
  • Douglas Dugdale, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1919
  • Benjamin Dugdale, aged 58, who landed in America from Waddington, England, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Dugdale (post 1700) +

  • John Dugdale (1835-1920), English politician for the Conservative Party
  • Alan Dugdale (b. 1952), English footballer
  • Adam Dugdale (b. 1987), English footballer
  • Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686), English antiquary
  • Frederic Brooks Dugdale (1877-1902), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Charles James Dugdale KStJ, FSA FRSA (b. 1939), 2nd Baron Crathorne British art dealer
  • Norman Dugdale, Parliamentary Secretary
  • John Dugdale, Lord Lieutenant of Salop
  • Sir Thomas Lionel Dugdale (1897-1977), 1st Baron Crathorne, British Conservative politician
  • Sir John Dugdale Astley (1828-1894), 3rd Baronet of Everley, MP for Lincolnshire North 1874-1880

Hillcrest Coal Mine
  • Mr. Robert Dugdale (1886-1914), Scottish Miner from Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]
  • Mr. Andrew Dugdale (1890-1914), Scottish Miner from Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]
HMS Dorsetshire
  • Frank Dugdale (d. 1945), British Engine Room Artificer 4th Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]

The Dugdale 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: Pestes patria pigrities
Motto Translation: Sloth is the plague of one's country.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to New York 1820 - 1891 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_new_york_1820_1891.pdf
  4. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners
  5. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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