Last name: DOWSON

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DOWSON : This last name is indexed 23,107 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DOWSON : English (Durham and North Yorkshire):: 1: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dow a side form of Daw and a pet form of Ralph. Dow can be pronounced to rhyme with either hoe or how. The Durham surname alternates with Dawson from the 16th century onward.2: alternatively a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Douce (see Dowse).

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