Dollin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English from Irish Gaelic, Dollin appeared as O Dobhailen or " Dubhshláin," which combines the Gaelic elements "Dubh," meaning dark, with "shláin," meaning challenge or defiance.
Early Origins of the Dollin family
The surname Dollin was first found in Leinster, where they are believed to be descended from Eochaidh, King of Leinster, and became one of the "Seven septs of Leix.".
Early History of the Dollin family
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Dollin Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Dollin revealed spelling variations, including Dolan, Doland, Dooley, Dowling, Doolin, Doolan, O'Dooley, O'Dolan, O'Doolin, Dollan, Dolland, Dooland, Dowlling, Doolley and many more.
Early Notables of the Dollin family (pre 1700)
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Dollin migration to the United States +
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Dollin family came to North America quite early:
Dollin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Wm. Dollin, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
- William Dollin, who landed in Virginia in 1642 
Dollin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Barbara Dollin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786 
- Barbara Dollin, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1786
Dollin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Dollin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817
- Michael Dollin, who settled in New York in 1830
- D Dollin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dollin (post 1700) +
- Albert Edwin "Jack" Dollin (1866-1955), English professional footballer who played from 1892 to 1894?
- Robert Henry "Bob" Dollin (b. 1928), former Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Maryborough (1989-1998)
- Dustin Dollin (b. 1980), Australian professional skateboarder, one of the original team riders for the Baker skateboard brand
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)