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Dotson Early Origins



The surname Dotson was first found in Cheshire, but "there appears to be no pos-Conquest traces of the [ Domesday Book reference of] Dodeson; the modern Dodson is due to a simplification of the medial 'dgs' or Dodgson." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks Patricia, Flavia Hodges, Mills A.D., Room Adrian, The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7)
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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Dotson Spelling Variations


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Dotson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Doddson, Dodson, Dotson, Doddson, Dodson and others.

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Dotson Early History


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Dotson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dotson research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1740 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Dotson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dotson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dotson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dotson In Ireland


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Dotson In Ireland



Some of the Dotson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dotson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abra Dotson, who came to Virginia in 1663
  • Abra Dotson, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Dotson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Janet Dotson, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Mrs. W. C. Dotson, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Pauline Dotson, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Florence Dotson, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Annie Dotson, aged 21, who settled in America from Tonypandy, Wales, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dotson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dotson (post 1700)



  • W. S. Dotson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964
  • Susan M. Dotson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • Steven D. Dotson, American politician, Representative from Missouri 9th District, 2000
  • Russell G. Dotson, American politician, Mayor of Grafton, West Virginia, 1947-49
  • S. C. Dotson, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Nicholas County, 1915-16
  • Rosetta Dotson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984
  • Ron Dotson, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Oviedo, Florida, 2001
  • Rhoda Dotson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • John I. Dotson, American politician, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas, 1941-42
  • Jack Lee Dotson, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Richwood, West Virginia, 1963-79 (acting, 1963)
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Hanks Patricia, Flavia Hodges, Mills A.D., Room Adrian, The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Dotson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dotson 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.

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