Dollas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Today's generation of the Dollas family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Dollas lived in a place named Dallas in Moray, near the royal burgh of Forres. The place name Dallas comes from the Gaelic dail or "meadow," and fas or "dwelling." Another source claims "this place takes its name from the two Gaelic words dale, a vale or plain, and uis, contracted from uisge, water." 
Early Origins of the Dollas family
The surname Dollas was first found in Moray. "The first of the family was Willelmus de Rypeley, an Englishman, who obtained a grant or confirmation of the lands of Dolays Mykel from William the Lion. Archebaldus de Doleys appears as juror on an inquisition on the lands of Mefth in 1262."  Sir William de Doleys, knight, was living in 1286; and in 1367 appears John de Dolais, Thane of Cromdale.
Important Dates for the Dollas family
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Dollas Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Dollas has appeared Dallas, Doleys, Dolas, Dolles, Dulles, Dallass, Dolays, Dalhouse and many more.
Early Notables of the Dollas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dollas family to Ireland
Some of the Dollas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 73 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dollas migration to the United States
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Dollas:
Typical Dollas Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Dollas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Duncan Dollas, who settled in Georgia in 1737
Dollas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Robert Dollas, who settled in Philadelphia in 1830
Contemporary Notables of the name Dollas (post 1700)
- Robert H. Dollas (b. 1965), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player from Montreal, Quebec; he played from 1983 to 2006
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)