Show ContentsDuguid History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Duguid was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts. It was a name for a well-meaning person or "do-gooder."

Early Origins of the Duguid family

The surname Duguid 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 Duguid family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duguid research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1382 are included under the topic Early Duguid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duguid Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Duguid has appeared Duguid, Doogood, Doghet, Duget, Dugat, Dogood, Dugood, Doguid, Dugett, Dugatt, Duggood, Dugguid, Dogget, Doggatt, Doggett and many more.

Early Notables of the Duguid family (pre 1700)

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United States Duguid migration to the United States +

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Duguid:

Duguid Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Duguid, who landed in Virginia in 1745 [1]
  • Alexander Duguid, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Margaret Duguid, who arrived in Virginia in 1750 [1]
  • Alexander Duguid, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Duguid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • B. Duguid, aged 19, who landed in America from Aberdeen, in 1893
Duguid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arch Duguid, aged 23, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1903
  • Geo. Duguid, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, in 1903
  • Harry Duguid, aged 24, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • Alexander Duguid, aged 47, who landed in America from Montrose, in 1905
  • David Duguid, aged 7, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Duguid migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duguid Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Charles Duguid, aged 42, who immigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1914
  • Henry Duguid, aged 31, who settled in Gladion, Sask.,Canada, in 1915

Australia Duguid migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Duguid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Anne Duguid, aged 23, a needlewoman, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Duguid (post 1700) +

  • Jim Duguid, Scottish musician and songwriter best known for co-writing the Alex Clare song "Too Close"
  • Irvin Duguid (b. 1969), Scottish musician and composer from Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire
  • David Duguid (1832-1907), Scottish cabinet-maker and spiritualist medium
  • Andy Duguid (b. 1982), German-born Scottish DJ and producer
  • Irvin Duguid (b. 1969), Scottish musician and composer
  • Charles Duguid (1884-1986), Scottish physician, teacher at Glasgow University, who emigrated to Australia in 1912
  • Gerry Duguid (1929-1993), Canadian football player who played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders, older brother of world champion curler Don Duguid
  • David James Duguid (b. 1970), Scottish politician, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (2022)
  • Colonel Archer Fortescue 'Scotty" Duguid (1887-1976), Scottish-born, Canadian historian, army officer and vexillologist.
  • Terry Duguid (1954-1955), Canadian politician who has served as the member of Parliament (MP) for Winnipeg South since 2015, son of professional curling athlete Don Duguid
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. George Davie Duguid, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania (1915) and survived the sinking [3]

The Duguid 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.

  1. 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)
  2. South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved
  3. Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook