Doland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English from Irish Gaelic, Doland appeared as O Dobhailen or " Dubhshláin," which combines the Gaelic elements "Dubh," meaning dark, with "shláin," meaning challenge or defiance.

Early Origins of the Doland family

The surname Doland was first found in Leinster, where they are believed to be descended from Eochaidh, King of Leinster, and became one of the "Seven septs of Leix.".

Early History of the Doland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doland research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Doland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doland Spelling Variations

Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Doland family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Dolan, Doland, Dooley, Dowling, Doolin, Doolan, O'Dooley, O'Dolan, O'Doolin, Dollan, Dolland, Dooland, Dowlling, Doolley and many more.

Early Notables of the Doland family (pre 1700)

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United States Doland migration to the United States +

During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Doland family in North America:

Doland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Doland, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]
  • William Doland, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1842 [1]
  • James Doland, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [1]
Doland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Michael Doland, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1900
  • John Doland, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1910
  • Farrell Doland, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Bawnboy, Ireland, in 1910
  • Rose Doland, who settled in America, in 1915
  • Oscar A. Doland, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Doland (post 1700) +

  • Katee Doland (b. 1980), American beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Colorado 2003
  • Lieutenant-Colonel George Frederick Doland OBE (1872-1946), British businessman and Conservative politician
  • James Alfred Doland (1880-1943), Australian politician from Albury, New South Wales, Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council (1911-1912)

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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