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Dodd Family History

Dodd Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Dodde, Dudde, Old English Dodda, Dudda, which remained in fairly widespread and frequent use in England until the 14th century. It seems to have been originally a byname, but the meaning is not clear; it may come from a Germanic root used to describe something round and lumpish—hence a short, plump man.Irish: of English origin, taken to Sligo in the 16th century by a Shropshire family; also sometimes adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhda (see Dowd).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Dodd Families

  • Number of Dodd families
     158 - 314
     53 - 157
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dodd families
     978 - 1,953
     327 - 977
     1 - 326
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dodd families
     50 - 98
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dodd Family Origin

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Dodd Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dodd

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Dodd Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Dodd Civil War Service Records

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