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Origins of the Dodsworth surname

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About the Dodsworths

We have a total number of 15206 records for people with the last name Dodsworth.

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Where do most Dodsworths live?

In 1921, most Dodsworths lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Dodsworths

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 13,800 records for the Dodsworth surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Dodsworths most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Dodsworth first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Dodsworths

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

Common Female occupations for Dodsworths in 1921


Domestic Servant


House Servant




General Servant


Common Male occupations for Dodsworths in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer




General Labourer




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