Dodsan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Dodsan is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from Dodd or Dodda. They were Old English personal names common in England from Lincolnshire on south. The name Dodsan denotes "son of Dodd or Dodda."
Early Origins of the Dodsan family
The surname Dodsan was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Alternatively, the family could have originated in Dutson, a hamlet northeast of Launceston in Cornwall.
Important Dates for the Dodsan family
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Dodsan Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dodsan has undergone many spelling variations, including Dodson, Dodshon, Doddson, Doddshon, Doddsaun, Dodsaun, Dodsen, Dodsin, Doddsen, Doddsin, Dodsine, Doddsan and many more.
Early Notables of the Dodsan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dodsan family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dodsan were among those contributors: Benjamin Dodson settled in Virginia in 1635; Edward Dodson settled in St. Christopher in 1635; George Dodson settled in Barbados in 1678; with his wife Elizabeth, and son George.
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