Dowding Surname Origin
(Origin English) Dud's/Duda's or Dudd's/Dudda's Son [Anglo-Saxon Duding/Dudding - -ing, filial suffix].
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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