Dowd Surname Origin
(Origin English) the Anglo-Saxon personal name Dud/Duda or Dod/Doda. (Origin Celtic) Of Dark or Black Complexion or Hair [Irish Dubhda - dubh (bh = w), dark, black + the adjunctive suffix -da or -de].
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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