Dootson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Dootson came from Dodd or Dodda. They were Old English personal names common in England from Lincolnshire on south. The name Dootson denotes "son of Dodd or Dodda."

Early Origins of the Dootson family

The surname Dootson 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 Dootson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dootson research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Dootson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dootson Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dootson has been recorded under many different variations, including Dodson, Dodshon, Doddson, Doddshon, Doddsaun, Dodsaun, Dodsen, Dodsin, Doddsen, Doddsin, Dodsine, Doddsan and many more.

Early Notables of the Dootson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dootson family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dootson or a variant listed above: 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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