My name is Peyton Doub of Keedysville, Maryland, located in Washington County, Md. approximately 60 miles west of Washington, DC in historic Western Maryland.The Doub family has been a major presence in Washington County and adjoining Frederick and Allegany Counties in Md. since the mid 1700s.It was my understanding that one John Doub immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s and ultimately settled near Middletown, Md.From there, the family spread out over the rural landscape of Western Md., owning numerous farms, mills, and houses.Today there is a Doubs, Maryland near Frederick, a Doubs Mill off Route 40 east of Hagerstown, a Doubs Woods Park and Emma K. Doub Elementary School in Hagerstown, and a Doub Field and Doub Road near Williamsport.
I was delighted to learn that the Doub Family has a major presence in North Carolina.I would like to learn the connection between the Maryland and North Carolina branches of the Family.I might perhaps speculate that some offspring of the Family continued their southward migration that started in Pa., perhaps moving down the Shenandoah Valley and ultimately landing in central or western NC.
I would be grateful if someone could provide me some information.
By the way, here in Maryland we pronounce Doub "Dowb" (the "ou" as in "out").We do not use the "daub" version that a lot of folks in the city use when pronouncing our name.How is the name pronounced in NC.