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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
  • 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
  • John R. Duty, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1928

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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



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 21 September 2016 at 09:02.

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