Dowdell Surname Origin
(Origin English) Belonging to Dowdale [the second element is the Old English dael, a valley: the first is either Dialectal English dow (Old English dufe-), a dove, or Middle English do/doo (Old English da), a doe].
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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