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While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Dooley is O Dubhlaoich, derived from the words dubh, which means black, and laoch, referring to a hero or champion.

Dooley Early Origins



The surname Dooley was first found in Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Dooley Spelling Variations


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Dooley Spelling Variations



The spelling of one's surname was not as important as it is today. Names were recorded as they sounded and in many cases, one's surname changed with each listing. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For Dooley some of these variations included: Dooley, Dooly, O'Dooley, O'Dooly and others.

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Dooley Early History


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Dooley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dooley research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Dooley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dooley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dooley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dooley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North Ameri ca. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Dooley:

Dooley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lawrence Dooley settled in New England in 1774

Dooley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Dooley, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Michael Dooley, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Thomas Dooley, aged 1, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • T Dooley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joseph Dooley, who landed in Mississippi in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dooley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Dooley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • John Dooley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Patrick Dooley, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland

Dooley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Dooley, aged 23, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Phillip Dooley, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Michael Dooley, aged 27, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Bridget Dooley, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Honora Dooley, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dooley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Dooley, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864
  • Mary Dooley, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864
  • Margaret Dooley, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864
  • Jane Dooley, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864
  • James Dooley, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dooley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dooley (post 1700)



  • James A. Dooley (1914-1978), American jurist
  • Edwin Benedict Dooley (1905-1982), American politician, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
  • Calvin M. "Cal" Dooley (b. 1954), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1993-2005)
  • Bill Dooley (b. 1934), former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator
  • John Dooley, American 10th head football coach for the Eureka College Red Devils (1967-1968)
  • John Dooley (b. 1944), American attorney and jurist who has served as a justice of the Vermont Supreme Court since 1987
  • Paul Dooley (b. 1928), American actor, writer, and comedian
  • Thomas H Dooley, American COO of Viacom
  • James Dooley (b. 1976), American Emmy Award winning film score composer
  • Vincent Joseph Dooley (b. 1932), retired American head college football coach at the University of Georgia
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dooley Historic Events


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Dooley Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Patrick J. Dooley (d. 1912), aged 43, Irish Third Class passenger from Patrickswell, Limerick who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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    The Dooley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dooley 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 September 2016 at 13:00.

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