Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Dodd or Dodda. They were Old English personal names common in England from Lincolnshire on south. The name Doddsand denotes "son of Dodd or Dodda."
Early Origins of the Doddsand family
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.
Early History of the Doddsand family
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Doddsand Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Doddsand family name include Dodson, Dodshon, Doddson, Doddshon, Doddsaun, Dodsaun, Dodsen, Dodsin, Doddsen, Doddsin, Dodsine, Doddsan and many more.
Early Notables of the Doddsand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doddsand family to Ireland
Some of the Doddsand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Doddsand family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Doddsand surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.
The Doddsand Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus semper eadam
Motto Translation: Virtue is always the same.
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