Dowden Family History
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Dowden Name Meaning
English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dogod (probably a derivative of dugan ‘to avail’, ‘to be of use’). In England the surname is chiefly found in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bowden, Cowden, Howden, Downen, Rowden, Dower, Dryden, Olden, Ogden