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The name Dopson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Dob, the baptismal name meaning the son of Robert.

Dopson Early Origins



The surname Dopson was first found in Lancashire. The name was first found in the northern counties of England, firstly in Lancashire where they held Whitestock Hall, and by the 13th century had branched to Durham, Yorkshire, (where they held the Vicarage, near Bingley and Miss Ann Dobson was the heiress of Christopher Tancred of Wixley) and Cheshire. In 1396, Robert Johanson Dobson won a pardon in Lancashire.

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Dopson Spelling Variations


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Dopson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dopson include Dobson, Dobsons, Dobsin, Dobsan, Dobsaun, Dobsone and many more.

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Dopson Early History


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Dopson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dopson research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1567, 1675, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Dopson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dopson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dopson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dopson In Ireland


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Dopson In Ireland



Some of the Dopson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Dopson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Dopson, who landed in Virginia in 1704

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dopson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dopson (post 1700)



  • Patrick DeWayne Dopson (b. 1978), American gospel musician, best known for his song "Keep Me" (2013)
  • John Robert Dopson Jr., (b. 1963), American former Major League Baseball pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1985 and 1988 to 1994
  • Robert James Dopson (b. 1967), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey goaltender who played from 1990 to 2004

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Dopson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dopson 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 19 October 2016 at 11:39.

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