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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dotson

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dotson

Zaytoven is a hip hop music and trap music record producer and disc jockey. He was most active from 1997 to present. Zaytoven was given the name Xavier Dotson on January 12th, 1980. Zaytoven is also known as Zaytiggy.


Dan Dotson is an auctioneer, television personality, and auction. His most notable accomplishments were from 42 to 42. Dan was born on November 23rd, 1962.


Laura Dotson is an auctioneer, television personality, and auction. Her career lasted from 25 to 25. Laura was born on May 13th, 1968.


Linus of Hollywood is a rock music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Bass guitar, Piano, Musical keyboard, Percussion instrument, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1997. Linus was given the name Kevin Dotson on March 4th, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Linus is also known as Linus Dotson and Linus of Hollywood.


Chrishan is a contemporary r&b and pop music singer-songwriter and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Chrishan was given the name Christopher Chrishan Dotson in Toledo, Ohio. Chrishan is also known as Prince Chrishan.


Santana Dotson is a football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, and Washington Redskins. He was most active from 1992 to present. Santana was born on December 19th, 1969 in New Orleans.


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Popularity of Dotson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dotson U.S.
  White 68.17% 64.26%
  African American 26.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dotson

People with the last name Dotson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dotson

  • How Popular is the name Dotson? Dotson is the 54,298th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dotson was the 1,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dotson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32 babies born with the first name Dotson in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dotson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1928 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dotson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dotson is Saturday, December 18th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Dotson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dotson was in 1932 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dotson: Your name in reverse order is Nostod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tonsdo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dotson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,347 people with the last name Dotson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dotson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Dotson as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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