Dowthwaite Surname Origin
(Scandinavian) Belonging to Dowthwaite (Cumberland) [the second element is the Old Norse pveit, a clearing: the first may be the Danish daa (pronounced daw), 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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