Dadd Surname Origin
(Teutonic) the Old Low German personal name Dado/Daddo = Anglo-Saxon Doed- [from Old Saxon dad = Dutch daad = Old Norse dao = Old High German tat = Old English doed, deed, exploit]. (Anglo-Celtic) from the pet-name for 'father' [Irish daid = Welsh tad, a father].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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