Dodds Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Dodd 1. Black suggests that the name in Scotland may sometimes be derived from a place in Berwickshire called Doddis.

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


Similar surnames: Dodd, Dods, Douds, Dowds, Edds, Cords, Duddy, Codd, Dobbs, Oddy

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Dodds Family Origin

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Dodds Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dodds. A less common occupation for the Dodds family was Labourer. The most common Dodds occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Dodds's were Coal Miners.

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Dodds Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Dodds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dodds in 1943 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dodds

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