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While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Dolley is O Dubhlaoich, derived from the words dubh, which means black, and laoch, referring to a hero or champion.

Dolley Early Origins



The surname Dolley was first found in Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Dolley Spelling Variations


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Dolley Spelling Variations



One name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer because one must realize that attempting to record a Gaelic name in English is a daunting task at the best of times. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Dolley family name include Dooley, Dooly, O'Dooley, O'Dooly and others.

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Dolley Early History


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Dolley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dolley research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Dolley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dolley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dolley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dolley 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dolley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William H Dolley, who landed in Canada in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolley (post 1700)



  • Stephen B. Dolley, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Gastonia, North Carolina, 1920-21 (acting, 1920-21)
  • Julia P. Dolley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996
  • J. N. Dolley, American Republican politician, Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1909-10

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Dolley Family Crest Products


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Dolley Family Crest Products




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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Dolley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dolley 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 October 2017 at 07:18.

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