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The original Gaelic form of Dowd was O Dubhda. The first portion of the name comes from the word dubh, which means black or dark complexioned. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Dowd Early Origins



The surname Dowd was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht. King Niall, brother of Fiachra and descended from Daithi, was one of the last pagan Kings of Ireland. For centuries they were the leading sept of northern Ui Fiachrach. Their territory comprised the baronies of Erris and Tirawley in the county of Mayo and Tireagh in Sligo. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
They were the traditional Princes of Hy-Fiachra in Connaught. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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Dowd Spelling Variations


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Dowd Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Dowd revealed many variations, including Dowd, Duddy, Doody, O'Dowd, Dowdy, Dowdie, Doudy, Doudie, Doudd, Doodie and many more.

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Dowd Early History


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Dowd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dowd research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1579, 1813, 1891, 1579, 1579, 1656 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Dowd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dowd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dowd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dowd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Dowd or a variant listed above, including:

Dowd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Dowd, who landed in Connecticut in 1639
  • Rich Dowd, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • James Dowd, who arrived in Maryland in 1667

Dowd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Dowd, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Dowd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theophilus Dowd, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Mary Dowd, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Daniel Dowd, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1852
  • M Dowd, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Patrick Dowd, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dowd Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Dowd, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903

Dowd Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Dowd, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • Richard Dowd, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Providence" from Cork, Ireland
  • James Dowd, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
  • Mr. James Dowd, aged 26 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Oregon" departing from the port of Killala but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  • Mr. John Dowd, aged 26 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Avon" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dowd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Dowd, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • Theodore Dowd, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • Francis Dowd, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Patrick Dowd, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
  • David Dowd, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Dowd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Dowd arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • John Dowd, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Margaret Dowd, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Charles Dowd arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1880
  • Emma Dowd arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowd (post 1700)



  • David Dudley Dowd Jr. (1929-2016), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1996-2016)
  • Clark Wayne Dowd (1941-2016), American politician and lawyer, Arkansas State Senator (1978-2000)
  • William Richmond Dowd (1922-2008), American harpsichord maker
  • Bernard J. Dowd (1891-1971), American politician, Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York (1946-1949)
  • Ann Dowd (b. 1956), American film, television, and theatre actress
  • Douglas Fitzgerald Dowd (b. 1919), American political economist, economic historian and political activist
  • Charles F. Dowd (1825-1904), American educator who proposed multiple United States time zones
  • James Thomas "Jim" Dowd (b. 1968), American NHL player
  • Maureen Dowd (b. 1952), American columnist and journalist who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • Robert Dowd (1936-1996), American painter
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. 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.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

The Dowd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dowd 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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