Dodeson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Dodeson family
The surname Dodeson was first found in Cheshire, but "there appears to be no post-Conquest traces of the [ Domesday Book reference of] Dodeson; the modern Dodson is due to a simplification of the medial 'dgs' or Dodgson."  There is no doubt that the "son" suffix denoted a patronymic extension of the root name "Dodd" or "Dodge." In the case of the former, Dodd is derived from the "Middle English personal name Dode, Dudde, Old English Dodda, Dudda, which remained in fairly widespread and frequent use in England until the 14th century."  In the case of the latter, Dodge is derived "from the Middle English given name Dogge, a pet for of Roger; [and] possibly a nickname from the Middle English dogge (dog.)" (Oxf) As far as records of the surname and its early spellings, we found: Brictricus filius Doddi listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 in Worcestershire and Balterus filius Dude, Walterus Dudde in the 11 century. Aluinus Dode, Dodeson was also listed in the Domesday Book in Hertfordshire. 
Early History of the Dodeson family
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Dodeson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Doddson, Dodson, Dotson, Doddson, Dodson and others.
Early Notables of the Dodeson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dodeson family to Ireland
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Migration of the Dodeson family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abra Dotson, who came to Virginia in 1663; Laurence Dod who settled in New Hampshire in 1718; Thomas Dod, who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his wife Margaret.
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The Dodeson 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: In Copia Cautus
Motto Translation: Careful amid plenty.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Hanks Patricia, Flavia Hodges, Mills A.D., Room Adrian, The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7)