Dawtrey Surname Origin
the French De Hauterive = Of Hauterive (Normandy) or The HIgh Bank or Shore [French haut-e, Old French alt/halt, Latin alt-us, high + French rive, Latin ripa, a bank, shore].
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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