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  • Abraham Dodson (1723 - 1768)
    Abraham Dodson who was born April 4, 1723 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, VA to Thomas Dodson and Mary Durham. (The Dodson Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Vol. on...
  • Adolphus Dodson (1834 - 1884)
    Adolphus, at aged 7 on arrival, sailed from Gravesend 11 September 1841, arriving in Nelson on 16 February 1842 with his mother (Ann) and siblings Alfred aged 9 on arrival, Edgar aged 5 on arrival, on ...
  • Agatha Hanks (1749 - 1830)
    Child of Thomas Dodson, III and Mary Neville. Wife of Moses Hanks. Unmarked grave Source: Find-A-Grave
  • Agnes Dodson (deceased)
  • Alfred Reid Dodson (1832 - 1899)

About the Dodson surname

Dodson Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of Dodd.

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).

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