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Where did the Irish O'Dowling family come from? What is the Irish O'Dowling family crest and coat of arms? When did the O'Dowling family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the O'Dowling family history?The original Gaelic form of O'Dowling was O Dunlaing.
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name O'Dowling dating from that time include Dowling, O'Dowling, Doolan, Doolin, Dooling, Dowlin and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Dowling research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1544, 1628, 1846, 1898, 1785 and 1852 are included under the topic Early O'Dowling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O'Dowling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name O'Dowling: Terence Dowlin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1808 with his brother John; Bernard, Brian, Edward, James, John, Lawrence, Michael, Patrick, Samuel, Thomas, and William Dowling, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.
The O'Dowling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The O'Dowling Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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