. The name is derived from the name Dalman. Another alternative version is that the surname Doleman originally derived from the Old English word
land or lots. Later a
from ancient times.
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Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Doleman include Dolman, Dollman, Doleman, Doalman, Dolmen, Dolmin, Dolmane, Dollmin, Dolemin, Dolemen, Dolmun, Doalmen, Doalmin, Doalmun, Dolle, Doman, Dooman and many more.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Doleman or a variant listed above:
Doleman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Doleman, who settled in Virginia in 1624
- Thomas Doleman, who arrived in Virginia in 1624-1625 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Doleman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Rebecca Doleman, who settled in Maryland in 1720
Doleman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Doleman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
- Elizabeth Doleman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
- Rebecca Doleman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
- Mary Ann Doleman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
- Sarah Ann Doleman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
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