Dutthey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the name Dutthey are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from the Gaelic Mac Gillean Dubhthaigh. "The name may commemorate S. Dubhthach of Tain. It is a shortened Anglicization of MacGille Dubhthaigh 'son of the servant of Dubhthach.' The Gaelic name of Tain is Baile Dhubhthaich, 'Dubhthach's town.' " [1]

Early Origins of the Dutthey family

The surname Dutthey was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Dutthey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dutthey research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1500, 1598, 1612, 1744 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Dutthey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dutthey Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Dutthey has been written Duthie, Duthe, Duthey, Duthy, Dutthy, Dutthie, Dutthe and many more.

Early Notables of the Dutthey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dutthey family

Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Dutthey: George Duthie who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.



The Dutthey 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: Data fata secutus
Motto Translation: Following my destiny.


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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