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Origins of the Dodd surname

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We have a total number of 142145 records for people with the last name Dodd.

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Alternative variations of the name Dodd

Dodd, Dodds, Dod, Doad, Dods

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Where do most Dodds live?

In 1921, most Dodds lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Dodds

How common is your surname?

348th most common surname in the UK

We have 126,000 records for the Dodd surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Dodds most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Dodd first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Dodds

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Dodds in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


House Servant




Common Male occupations for Dodds in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer




Farm Labourer


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