Dotson Family History

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Dotson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Dodde (see Dodd).

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


Similar surnames: Dobson, Dopson, Dowson, Dodson, Watson, Gosson, Hobson, Hutson

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Dotson Family Origin

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Dotson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Dotson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Dotson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dotson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dotson.

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Dotson Historical Records

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Dotson Life Expectancy

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