I am looking for a way to merge or dissolve polygons from the same shapefile that both share a common attribute (in this case, owner name) and area adjacent to each other/share a common border. Just using the normal dissolve tool by owner name combines polygons which are not connected, which I would like to leave separate.
Is there a way to manipulate the dissolve tool inputs or a different tool that can achieve this?
I am using ArcMap 10.7.
I currently work around this by using the edit tool, highlighting all the commonly owned parcels, and merging if they are contiguous, but this gets very time consuming with larger datasets.