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10/30/2013, 3:57 PM babycrookston
10/29/2013, 8:20 PM babycrookston

Name Dowson
Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Either a patronymic surname derived from the given name Dow, a medieval variant of DAW (which was a diminutive of DAVID), or else a metronymic form of the medieval feminine name Dowce, literally "sweet, pleasant", from Old French dolz, dous (cf. DULCIE). A literary bearer of the surname was British poet Ernest Dowson (1867-1900).
Added 10/29/2013 by babycrookston