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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Duty lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Duty comes from the Gaelic name Dudhthaigh which means dark.

Duty Early Origins



The surname Duty 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.

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Duty Spelling Variations


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Duty 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 Duty has been spelled Duthie, Duthe, Duthey, Duthy, Dutthy, Dutthie, Dutthe and many more.

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Duty Early History


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Duty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duty research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1500, 1598, 1612, 1744, and 1773 are included under the topic Early Duty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duty Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Duty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Duty:

Duty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Duty, aged 5, who landed in America from England, in 1892
  • Mrs Ellen E. Duty, aged 34, who settled in America from England, in 1892

Duty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Duty, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Guy Duty, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • G. S. Duty, who landed in America, in 1907
  • James Duty, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • James P. Duty, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duty (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey Kenton Duty (b. 1995), American actor best known for his role as "Young Jacob" on the final season of the ABC primetime drama, Lost
  • Ray F. Duty, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael K. Duty, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1907-08, 1913-16; Member of West Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1917-20 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John R. Duty, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1928 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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The Duty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duty Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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