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The name Doleham is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the name Dalman. Another alternative version is that the surname Doleham 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.

Doleham Early Origins



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

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Doleham Early History


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Doleham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doleham 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 Doleham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doleham Spelling Variations


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Doleham Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Doleham has been spelled many different ways, 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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Doleham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doleham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dolehams to arrive in North America: 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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