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Origin of Name
Posted by: Charles Dowis Date: November 29, 2000 at 15:02:12
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Based on my research, I have come to the conclusion that the Dowis name originated in the Palintinate (France/Germany) as "douriss". This means from "a citizen of dours (france)". In the gothic script, the letter "u" is written as a "v" and, combined with the gothic "r", the two letters combine and transpose into "W". The duplicate "S" is then dropped.


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