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


Similar surnames: Codd, Dowd, Doe, Gold, Todd, Loud, Hoad, Dodds, Sadd, Dodge

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Dodd Family Origin

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Dodd Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Dodd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dodd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dodd family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dodd.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Dodd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dodd in 1941 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dodd

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