The rich and ancient history of the Doleghan family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the name Dalman. Another alternative version is that the surname Doleghan originally derived from the Old English word Doelan
which referred to set out in position
land or lots. Later a doleman
would be responsible for distribution of land or alms as part of the lord and tenant
agreement that occurred during the feudal
Early Origins of the Doleghan family
The surname Doleghan was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Doleghan family
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Doleghan Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Doleghan have been found, including Dolman, Dollman, Doleman, Doalman, Dolmen, Dolmin, Dolmane, Dollmin, Dolemin, Dolemen, Dolmun, Doalmen, Doalmin, Doalmun, Dolle, Doman, Dooman and many more.
Early Notables of the Doleghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doleghan family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Doleghan, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Thomas Doleman settled in Virginia in 1624; Rebecca Doleman settled in Maryland in 1720; Mary Dollman settled in Virginia in 1670; Francis Dollman settled in Mississipi in 1820.