When William Dowding was born about 1813, in Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Dowding, was 41 and his mother, Anne Shugar, was 33. He married Eliza Cox on 28 February 1845, in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in March 1886, in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.
English: variant of Dodding, from the Middle English personal name Dodding or Dudding, an Old English patronymic meaning ‘son of Dodda or Dudda’. Compare Dodd 1 and see Dowden .