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Wood H. Doggett, 1907,
Warren, Arkansas,
My father, Lloyd Everett Doggett, inherited this large photo of his father when Grandmother died. He gave it to me as the defacto family historian. I paid a professional to have it restored in March 2003. This was likely a photo he had made in preparation for his marriage.

Below is the 2-page Family Group Sheet of Wood & Mary Doggett about whom these pages feature and followed by the 1-page pedigree chart of Wood Doggett and a Doggett Pedigree List after that, then a 1-page pedigree chart of Mary Parnell Doggett followed by a Parnell Pedigree List. Additional pedigree pages will be added later as the Doggett line is available back to the 1500’s or see my online tree on


My Doggett Pedigree List

  • My children, Jason-Athena and Julianne
  • Charles Everett Doggett – 1940-
  • Lloyd Everett Doggett – 1918-1995
  • Woodie Haywood Doggett – 1885-1966
  • George Washington Doggett, Sr. – 1848-1935
  • William Anderson Doggett, 1803-1870
  • Chattin Doggett, Sr. – 1738-1817
  • George Doggett, Sr. – 1695-1758
  • Richard Doggett – 1672-1721
  • Benjamin Doggett – 1636-1682
  • William Doggett III – 1599-1670
  • William Doggett – 

My Parnell Pedigree List

  • My Children, Jason-Athena and Julianne
  • Charles Everett Doggett – 1940-
  • Mary Cornelia Parnell – 1890-1977
  • Thomas Jefferson Parnell – 1866-1945
  • William Joseph Jackson Parnell – 1826-1903
  • Robert P. Parnell – 1802-1860
  • Daniel Parnell – 1776-1837

Origin of the Doggett Name

In 2020 Family Tree Online had this many Doggett’s in the top three countries:

United States
5,195 people in Family Tree

2,660 people in Family Tree

164 people in Family Tree

I think most of us in the states have our roots in England and thus there are surely many more in England that just don’t have an online Family Tree!   🙂

From Surname Data Base:

“This name derives from the diminutive of the Medieval English ‘dogge’ meaning ‘dog’ and was originally given as a nickname to one having dog-like characteristics i.e. faithfulness, friendliness etc. It is first recorded as Dogget in 1199 – the Pipe Rolls of Huntingdonshire and as Doget in the Pipe Rolls of Herefordshire 1203. It became a surname three years later. In the modern idiom the name has two spelling variations: Doggett and Dockett. An interesting name bearer was Thomas Doggett, author of a comedy ‘Country Wake’ in which he acted himself (1696). He was joint manager of the Haymarket (1709) and subsequently of Drury Lane until his death in 1721. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Doget. which was dated 1206 The Assize Court Rolls of Lincolnshire during the reign of King John nickname Lackland 1199-1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.”

From House of Names you get a different description of the name and a coat of arms that they will gladly sell you printed on many items.   🙂  They also say:

“The etymology of the name Doggett is indeed interesting for the variety of postulations made by researchers. Harrison believes the name to from the Anglo-Saxon personal name “Dogod.” Normandy 1180; Nicholas Douchet 1195 (Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae).” From is a little different background and some information on my line’s first to arrive in the states, Rev. Benjamin Doggett – but of course they are first wanting you to join!   🙂

The Forebears website has still another take on the name starting with “This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. ‘the son of Doget.'”

Find My Past UK website has an even different approach to name origin without much real information.  has only this:

“DOGGETT. An old London name, probably corrupted from Dowgate, one of the Roman gateways of the city. Ferguson makes it a diminutive of the Icelandic rwr, aud the English docj, but no such duuinutive is found.
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.”

Doggett on Wikipedia  has links to individuals who made history but at this time does not include Benjamin.

In My Early Research I read somewhere (can’t find now) that the origin of the name goes back to the Tudor days when the persons taking care of the dogs in the big rich houses and castles were calle “Doggeshed” that evolved to “Doggett.”  It makes as much sense as all these other “origins.”  🙂  Names evolved and developed over many years for many reasons and it is likely that all these websites have an element of truth but not the whole story!


Remembering Uncle JC in a Little Photo Book

I am one of the few if not only nephew to visit Uncle James Clarence (JC) Doggett in Guatemala after he moved there with his second wife Liliana who is from Guatemala. Both visits were exceptional with the best of Latin hospitality and getting to know much of Liliana’s extended family. In the three years between my visits, JC’s health had noticeably deteriorated and  he died in Guatemala in 2014 and at the 2014 Doggett Reunion we memorialized him. See one photo of that reunion.

Also at the time of his death I put together a little photo book of the two visits I made there, since most of the relatives had not been there and could thereby see photos of him in his final home. You can review the book electronically for free by clicking the title Uncle JC in Guatemala, Photos from 2006 and 2009 Visits.  This link is to my bookstore where you can review all my photo books for free or of course buy one!   🙂

For more photos of JC & Lilliana see my 2 trip photo galleries of when I visited them in Guatemala:

2009 February 2-4 – Family Visit Enroute Back from Costa Rica Birding

2006 December 10-21 – Mayan Ruins, Birding, Guatemala City, Atitlan & Antigua that included 3 or 4 days with their family – they are in the photos for the Zoo, Atitlan and Antigua. I was mixing adventure & family and enjoying it!   🙂