Dodd Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Dodd Family History

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Dodd Coat of Arms

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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