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The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Dole is O Dubhghaill, derived from the words dubh, which means black, and ghall, which means foreigner, or "dubhgall," which meant "dark and tall." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Dole Early Origins



The surname Dole was first found in the counties of Wicklow, Wexford, and Carlow. Although the name is now common throughout Ireland, it has always retained a close association with these southeastern Leinster counties. Although at least one historian gives their descent from Dubhgilla, King of Idrone in Leinster, more evidence points to descent from King Conn of the " Hundred Battles." His name comes from the hundreds of battles he fought and won, before his death in the 2nd century. It is traditionally believed that the family takes its name from a Norseman who settled in Ireland prior to the Norman Conquest; a theory that is borne out by the fact that the Doyles tended to be more concentrated in the coastal regions favored by Norse settlers. Moreover, the Gaelic word dubhghall was used in early times to refer to a Norseman or Scandinavian. With the settlement of Norsemen in various places, several distinct septs called O Dubhghail probably arose independently. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Dole Spelling Variations


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Dole Spelling Variations



The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Doyle, O'Doyle, Doyill, Doill, Doile, Doyel and others.

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Dole Early History


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Dole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dole research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1786, 1834, 1873, 1917, 1797 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Dole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dole Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dole 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



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Dole were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Dole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Dole, who was among Thomase who attempted a settlement in Willamsburg, Virginia in 1607
  • Richard Dole, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • Peter Dole, age 20, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Peter Dole, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • George Dole, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dole Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Dole, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Dole Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William M Dole, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • James Dole, who arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada sometime between the years 1598-1867

Dole Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Dole, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

Dole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Dole arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dole (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Hanford Dole (b. 1936), American public official and former director of the American Red Cross, she married Bob Dole in 1975
  • Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (b. 1923), American politician, United States senator (1969-1996), and Republican presidential candidate in 1996
  • Sanford Ballard Dole (1844-1926), American statesman and lawyer, first and only president of Hawaii, who advocated annexation by the U.S.A.
  • Elizabeth Hanford "Liddy" Dole (b. 1936), American Senator in 2002, representing North Carolina
  • William Page Dole (b. 1928), successful newspaper publisher
  • James Drummond Dole (1877-1958), known as the "Pineapple King", developer of the pineapple industry in Hawaii and established the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, later renamed Dole Food Company

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortitudine Vincit
Motto Translation: He conquers by fortitude.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Dole Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dole 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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