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Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English from Irish Gaelic, Dolin appeared as O Dobhailen or " Dubhshláin," which combines the Gaelic elements "Dubh," meaning dark, with "shláin," meaning challenge or defiance.

Dolin Early Origins



The surname Dolin was first found in Leinster, where they are believed to be descended from Eochaidh, King of Leinster, and became one of the "Seven septs of Leix.".

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Dolin Spelling Variations


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Dolin Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Dolin that are preserved in archival documents are Dolan, Doland, Dooley, Dowling, Doolin, Doolan, O'Dooley, O'Dolan, O'Doolin, Dollan, Dolland, Dooland, Dowlling, Doolley and many more.

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Dolin Early History


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Dolin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dolin research. Another 356 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Dolin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dolin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dolin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dolin 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Dolin name:

Dolin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Dolin, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • John Dolin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Anna Dolin, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895

Dolin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Dolin, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Swire, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Dolin, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Margaret Dolin, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Thomas M Dolin, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Daniel Dolin, aged 22, who landed in America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dolin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Brian Dolin, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Brian Dolin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Dolin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Dolin, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolin (post 1700)



  • Eric Jay Dolin (b. 1961), American author who writes history books on maritime topics, wildlife, and the environment
  • Mary Elisabeth Dolin (1936-1985), American-born politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Marty Dolin (b. 1939), American-born politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Samuel Joseph Dolin (1917-2002), Canadian composer, music educator, and arts administrator
  • Sir Anton Dolin (1904-1983), stage name of Sydney Francis Patrick Healey-Kay, British dancer and choreographer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Dolin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dolin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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