Dowse Family History
Dowse Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English douce dowce ‘sweet pleasant’ (Old French dolz dous later doux) or from the Middle English personal name Douce (borrowed from Old French Douce Latin Dulcia derived from Latin dulcis) with the same meaning. The name was sometimes used as a woman's personal name and occasionally used for a man. The modern name is mostly pronounced to rhyme with house but sometimes with loose as indicated by the variant Duce.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press