Dugdall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Dugdall name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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 Dugdall 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 Dugdall family
The surname Dugdall 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." 
Early History of the Dugdall family
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Dugdall 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 Dugdall has undergone many spelling variations, including Dugdale, Dugdall, Dugdill, Dugdell, Dougdall and many more.
Early Notables of the Dugdall 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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Migration of the Dugdall family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dugdall were among those contributors: Benjamin Dugdale who settled in Virginia in 1638; Ann Dugdale settled in Philadelphia in 1685; Henry Dugdell settled in Virginia in 1635; William Dugdill settled in Philadelphia in 1860..
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The Dugdall 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.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.