Duggar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the ancestors of the first to use Duggar as a name. It was a name for a well-meaning person or "do-gooder."
Early Origins of the Duggar family
The surname Duggar was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Duggar family
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Duggar Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Duggar has been spelled Duguid, Doogood, Doghet, Duget, Dugat, Dogood, Dugood, Doguid, Dugett, Dugatt, Duggood, Dugguid, Dogget, Doggatt, Doggett and many more.
Early Notables of the Duggar family (pre 1700)
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Duggar migration to the United States +
In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Duggar:
Duggar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alice Duggar, aged 27, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Ryndam" from Boulogne 
Contemporary Notables of the name Duggar (post 1700) +
- James Robert "Jim Bob" Duggar (b. 1965), former state legislator for Arkansas
- Benjamin Minge Duggar (1872-1956), American plant physiologist
- Duggar Baucom, American college basketball coach
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The Duggar 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: Patientia et spe
Motto Translation: With patience and hope.
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG9-JMK : 6 December 2014), Alice Duggar, 12 Sep 1911; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Ryndam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).