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It is generally thought that the surname Donlea is derived from the Irish O Dubhalla sept of Muskerry, Cork. It has also been suggested that Donlea comes from a branch of the famous MacDuinnsleibhe sept. However, since the MacDuinnsleibhe sept was located in Ulster and bearers of the name Donlea were for the most part located in the south western counties of Munster, this connection seems rather unlikely.

Donlea Early Origins



The surname Donlea was first found in the south western counties of Munster, where the name dates back to sixteenth century Fiants in County Cork. These records include mention of Donell and Owen MacDermodie O'Donlegh, who along with many other men of Cork, were pardoned in 1586.

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Donlea Spelling Variations


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Donlea Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dunlea, O'Dunlea, Dullea, Delea, Dynlea, O'Dullea, Donlea, O'Donlegh, Douly and many more.

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Donlea Early History


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Donlea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Donlea research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1664, 1666, 1704 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Donlea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Donlea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donlea Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Donlea 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:

Donlea Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Donlea, who immigrated to Montreal in 1825

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Donlea Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. 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).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    11. ...

    The Donlea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donlea 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 December 2014 at 14:28.

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