The Dolham name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Dolham is derived from the name Dalman. Another alternative version is that the surname Dolham 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 Dolham family
The surname Dolham was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Dolham family
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Dolham Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dolham were recorded, 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 Dolham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dolham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dolham family emigrate to 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.