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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 ages.

Doleghan Early Origins



The surname Doleghan was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Doleghan Spelling Variations


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Doleghan Spelling Variations



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.

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Doleghan Early History


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Doleghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doleghan research. Another 475 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1280, 1340, 1650, 1587, 1622, 1697 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Doleghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doleghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doleghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doleghan 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



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.

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