If you are conducting some Dodd family history research then you can view the Dodd coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Dodd surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Dodd in Ireland is
usually of Anglo origin having
been brought to the country by
settlers who arrived into County
Sligo in the sixteenth century.
In Ulster the native Gaelic O'Dubhda
Sept sometimes adopted Dodd as
the anglicized form of their name,
instead of the more usual Dowd.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Wavy||Often representing water|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
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