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The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Doll is O Dubhghaill, derived from the words dubh, which means black, and ghall, which means foreigner, or "dubhgall," which meant "dark and tall." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Doll Early Origins



The surname Doll was first found in the counties of Wicklow, Wexford, and Carlow. Although the name is now common throughout Ireland, it has always retained a close association with these southeastern Leinster counties. Although at least one historian gives their descent from Dubhgilla, King of Idrone in Leinster, more evidence points to descent from King Conn of the " Hundred Battles." His name comes from the hundreds of battles he fought and won, before his death in the 2nd century. It is traditionally believed that the family takes its name from a Norseman who settled in Ireland prior to the Norman Conquest; a theory that is borne out by the fact that the Doyles tended to be more concentrated in the coastal regions favored by Norse settlers. Moreover, the Gaelic word dubhghall was used in early times to refer to a Norseman or Scandinavian. With the settlement of Norsemen in various places, several distinct septs called O Dubhghail probably arose independently. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Doll Spelling Variations


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Doll Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Doll revealed many variations, including Doyle, O'Doyle, Doyill, Doill, Doile, Doyel and others.

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Doll Early History


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Doll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doll research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1786, 1834, 1873, 1917, 1797 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Doll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doll 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 Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Doll or a variant listed above:

Doll Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Doll, aged 25, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Doll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Adam Doll settled in New York in 1709
  • Hans Adam Doll, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Anna Catharina Doll, who arrived in America in 1727
  • Christian Doll settled in Carolina in 1737
  • Christian Doll, who arrived in America in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George A Doll, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • K V Doll, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • George Doll, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Philipp Doll, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Philippine Doll, who landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doll Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Seravinna Doll, aged 4, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Nintel Doll, aged 14, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Elisabeth Doll, aged 40, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Ewa Doll, aged 8, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Jacob Doll settled in North Dakota in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doll Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Doll, who landed in Manitoba in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doll (post 1700)



  • Andrea L. Doll (b. 1940), American politician in the state of Alaska
  • Steve Doll (1960-2009), American professional wrestler
  • Donald LeRoy Doll (1926-2010), American football player and coach
  • Walter Doll Jr. (b. 1917), American airline company executive
  • Dora Doll (1922-2015), born Dorothea Hermina Feinberg, German-born, French actress
  • Olivier Doll (b. 1973), Belgian footballer
  • Sir Richard Doll (b. 1912), Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and among numerous other awards, received the UN Award for Cancer Research (1962)

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Suggested Readings for the name Doll


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Suggested Readings for the name Doll



  • Our Family History by Irene Doll.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortitudine Vincit
Motto Translation: He conquers by fortitude.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Doll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doll 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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