Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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The Dod surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
DOD. The Dods of Edge claim from Hova, son of Cadwgan Dot. He about the time of Henry II. married the heiress of the lord of Edge, co. Chester, who is presumed to have been the son of Edwin, a Saxon thane, who was allowed to retain his lands after the Conquest. Ormerod,