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Dowd is a derivation of an ancient surname which was once common in Ireland but is now quite rare. The name Dowd is an Anglicisation of the original Ui Dubhda, through its more common form O'Dowd. The Ui Dubhda are one of the Clann Ui Fiachrach, one of the major families of Irish clans.[1][2]


Father Patrick Dowd
Writer Maureen Dowd



  1. ^ J. O'Donovan, Tribes and Customs of the Hy Fiachrach, 1844.
  2. ^ G. O'Reilly, Stories of O'Dowda's Country, Enniscrone, 1971.

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