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The original Gaelic form of Dawdy was O Dubhda. The first portion of the name comes from the word dubh, which means black or dark complexioned. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Dawdy Early Origins



The surname Dawdy was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht. King Niall, brother of Fiachra and descended from Daithi, was one of the last pagan Kings of Ireland. For centuries they were the leading sept of northern Ui Fiachrach. Their territory comprised the baronies of Erris and Tirawley in the county of Mayo and Tireagh in Sligo. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
They were the traditional Princes of Hy-Fiachra in Connaught. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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Dawdy Spelling Variations


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Dawdy Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Dawdy family name include Dowd, Duddy, Doody, O'Dowd, Dowdy, Dowdie, Doudy, Doudie, Doudd, Doodie and many more.

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Dawdy Early History


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Dawdy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dawdy research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1579, 1813, 1891, 1579, 1579, 1656 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Dawdy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dawdy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dawdy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dawdy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dawdy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. James Dawdy U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dawdy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dawdy (post 1700)



  • Bob Dawdy, American guitarist, known for his work with The Velaires, an American rock and roll band from Sioux City, Iowa
  • Cheryl Dawdy, American singer/songwriter, known for her work with The Chenille Sisters, an American contemporary folk band
  • Shannon Lee Dawdy (b. 1972), American historian, archeologist, anthropologist and associate professor at the University of Chicago

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