× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, Welsh


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

Dodson Early Origins



The surname Dodson was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Close

Dodson Spelling Variations


Expand

Dodson 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. Dodson has been recorded under many different variations, including Dodson, Dodshon, Doddson, Doddshon, Doddsaun, Dodsaun, Dodsen, Dodsin, Doddsen, Doddsin, Dodsine and many more.

Close

Dodson Early History


Expand

Dodson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dodson research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Dodson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Dodson Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Dodson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dodson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



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 Dodson or a variant listed above:

Dodson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Dodson settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Dodson settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Benj Dodson, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Dodson, aged 21, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Gervase Dodson, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dodson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fra Dodson, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Geo Dodson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • William Dodson, who landed in Virginia in 1719

Dodson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. E. Dodson settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1820
  • C. B. Dodson settled in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • C C Dodson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Dodson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860

Dodson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas A. Dodson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849
  • John Dodson, aged 28, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

Dodson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Dodson landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • E Dodson landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1839
  • Thomas Dodson landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Will Watch
  • George Dodson, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • Ann Dodson, aged 29, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Dodson (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Dodson (post 1700)



  • Calaway Homer Dodson (b. 1928), American botanist, orchidologist, and taxonomist
  • Peter Dodson, American paleontologist
  • Jack Dodson (1931-1994), American television actor best remembered for the character Howard Sprague in The Andy Griffith Show
  • Sir Derek S L Dodson, former ambassador to Hungary and now ambassador to Greece, from England
  • John Dodson (1825-1897), 1st Baron Monk Bretton, a British Liberal politician
  • James Dodson (1705-1757), British mathematician

Close

Suggested Readings for the name Dodson


Expand

Suggested Readings for the name Dodson



  • The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants by Mrs. Sherman Williams.
  • The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee, and Allied Families by Catherine Gaffin Lynn.

Close

Motto


Expand

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.


Close

Dodson Family Crest Products


Expand

Dodson Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dodson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dodson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 August 2016 at 19:16.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest