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Dowdle family coat of arms
Posted by: Lorraine Dowdle Date: January 07, 1999 at 01:12:22
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Hi cousins, Our side of the Dowdle family found the Dowdle Coat of Arms which was originally not colored. The name DOWDELL (DowDell) if os Norman Origin. It was originally 'de Duvedal' meaning to be of Dove Dale, the upper part of the Valley of the Dove in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The Duvedal family was old and distinguished in Dublin, (Louth and Meath Counties) in Ireland. The Gaelic spelling : Duvdal or Duvedal. The Coat of Arms has 5 doves on a shield, helmet atop the shield with dove perched on the helmet. Below is written:"nec-male-notus-eques".
---Lorraine Dowdle

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