Dodd Family History

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Dodd Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Dodde, Dudde, Old English Dodda, Dudda, which remained in fairly widespread and frequent use in England until the 14th century. It seems to have been originally a byname, but the meaning is not clear; it may come from a Germanic root used to describe something round and lumpish—hence a short, plump man. Irish: of English origin, taken to Sligo in the 16th century by a Shropshire family; also sometimes adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhda (see Dowd).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Codd, Dowd, Doe, Gold, Todd, Loud, Hoad, Dodds, Sadd, Dodge

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Dodd Family Origin

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Dodd Family Occupations

What did your Dodd ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dodd. A less common occupation for the Dodd family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Dodd occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Dodd's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dodd ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dodd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 345,000 census records available for the last name Dodd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dodd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Dodd. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Dodd. For the veterans among your Dodd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dodd Life Expectancy

What is the average Dodd lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dodd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dodd in 1941 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dodd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dodd ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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