Dollehan is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is derived from the name Dalman. Another alternative version is that the surname Dollehan 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 Dollehan family
The surname Dollehan was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Dollehan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dollehan research.Another 475 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1280, 1340, 1650, 1587, 1622, 1697 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Dollehan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dollehan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Dollehan are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dollehan include: Dolman, Dollman, Doleman, Doalman, Dolmen, Dolmin, Dolmane, Dollmin, Dolemin, Dolemen, Dolmun, Doalmen, Doalmin, Doalmun, Dolle, Doman, Dooman and many more.
Early Notables of the Dollehan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dollehan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dollehan or a variant listed above: 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.