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Dowdall Name Meaning

Irish (of English origin): habitational name from Dovedale in Derbyshire, ‘valley (Middle English dale) of the river Dove’ (see Dove 1). Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe (see Dudley 2). English: habitational name from a lost place Ovedale or Uvedale, which gave rise to the 14th-century surname de Uvedale alias de Ovedale, connected with the manor of D’Oversdale in Litlington, Cambridgeshire; this is first recorded as ‘manor of Overdale otherwise Dowdale’ in 1408.

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


Similar surnames: Pownall, Doll, Goodall, Newhall, Foxall, Dugdale, Powell, Woodall

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Dowdall Family Origin

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Dowdall Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Gardener

    4%
  • Laundress

    4%

In 1881, the most common Dowdall occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Dowdall's were Labourers. Labourer, Annuitant and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowdall. A less common occupation for the Dowdall family was Laundress.

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Dowdall Historical Records

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Dowdall Life Expectancy

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