The Dolins surname is derived from the Middle English word "dole," meaning a "portion, or share of land."
Early Origins of the Dolins family
The surname Dolins was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Livery Dole in Exeter, Devon, is an ancient triangular site in eastern Exeter. It was most notoriously used as a place for executions and dates back to at least 1279 when it was derived from the Old English word "Leofhere" + "dole", a portion of land.
Small Dole is a village in the Horsham District of West Sussex.
Early History of the Dolins family
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Early Notables of the Dolins family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Dole (died 1403), English prelate, Canon of Windsor (1377-1403), Vicar of Exning, Suffolk
in 1371 and Vicar of Croydon, Surrey
in 1371. Dorcas Dole (died 1717) was a... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dolins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dolins family to Ireland
Some of the Dolins family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Dolins family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Dole, who was among those who attempted a settlement in Willamsburg, Virginia in 1607; John Dole, who was recorded in Virginia in 1667; another John Dole, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 along with his sister Sarah, James Dole, who arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada sometime between the years 1598-1867.