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The name Dossett comes from a name for a good-tempered person. The surname Dossett is derived from the Old English words douce and dowce, which mean sweet, pleasant. These words, which later became doux, were ultimately derived from the Old French words dolz and dous, which had the same meaning. As a personal name, Dossett was often given to females and occasionally was borne by males.

Dossett Early Origins



The surname Dossett was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dossett Spelling Variations


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Dossett Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dossett include Dowse, Dowcett, Dowsett, Dorset, Dorsett, Dowser, Dowsey and many more.

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Dossett Early History


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Dossett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dossett research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dossett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dossett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dossett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Dowse of Collingborn; Edward Dowse (1582-1648), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648; and Thomas Dowse,( c. 1630-1683), also...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dossett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dossett In Ireland


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Dossett In Ireland



Some of the Dossett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dossett or a variant listed above:

Dossett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Dossett, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Dossett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jos Dossett, aged 47, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Mandely Dossett, aged 12, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Mary Dossett, aged 9, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Anniable Dossett, aged 23, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Edmond Dossett, aged 16, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dossett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Martin Dossett, who arrived in Alabama in 1924

Dossett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Dossett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Rosetta Dossett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dossett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dossett (post 1700)



  • Walter B. Dossett, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Texas, 1956
  • Myron B. Dossett (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives (2007-)
  • Martin Dossett (b. 1978), American football player for the Green Bay Packers
  • John Dossett (b. 1958), American actor and singer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dossett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dossett 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 15 September 2016 at 07:20.

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