This website is dedicated to the Downie surname and is maintained by Ian Downie who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. If your surname is Downie or you have Downie ancestors, you have come to the right place. The information on this website is only a small part of the data which I have collected, with the help of a number of other Downie researchers.
This is a new version of my website which went live on 13 January 2023. You can still access the original website for now, at least until I have made sure that all the information there has been moved across to the new site. Please bear with me while I fix broken links on the old site after the move.
I have lots of information about other Downies in all parts of Scotland including Orkney, Caithness, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Angus, Perthshire, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Blantyre, Old Monkland, Wigtownshire, Argyllshire and Ayrshire.
Farther afield I have researched two different families who moved from Glenisla and Fife to Northumberland, and have identified a number of families which emigrated to Australia, Canada and the United States (including two branches of my own family). Some of my information is unconnected snippets and other material is quite extensively researched - no time to put it on the web.
Most Downies are of humble origin, though some became rich, famous or both. Shipowners, shipmasters and naval officers are among their number, along with a Brigadier-General. Several Downies were men of the cloth and politicians.