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Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English from Irish Gaelic, Doolan appeared as O Dobhailen or " Dubhshláin," which combines the Gaelic elements "Dubh," meaning dark, with "shláin," meaning challenge or defiance.

Doolan Early Origins



The surname Doolan 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.".

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Doolan Spelling Variations


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Doolan Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Doolan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Dolan, Doland, Dooley, Dowling, Doolin, Doolan, O'Dooley, O'Dolan, O'Doolin, Dollan, Dolland, Dooland, Dowlling, Doolley and many more.

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Doolan Early History


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Doolan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doolan research. Another 356 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Doolan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doolan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doolan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doolan 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Doolan or a variant listed above:

Doolan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Doolan, who arrived in Maryland in 1674

Doolan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T Doolan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Thomas Doolan, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1854
  • William Doolan, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Honor Doolan, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Richard Doolan, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854

Doolan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Doolan, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
  • Bridget Doolan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • Mrs. Bridget Doolan, aged 68 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Naparina" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 25)
  • Miss Ellen Doolan, aged 12 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Westmoreland" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 25)
  • Mr. James Doolan, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Marinus" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 25)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doolan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Doolan, British convict from Britain, who was transported aboard the "Alexander" on November 4, 1815, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers. Retrieved from Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers
  • Thomas Doolan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Barney Doolan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Mary Doolan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Ann Doolan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doolan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doolan (post 1700)



  • John James "Jack" Doolan (1919-2002), American NFL football running back
  • Michael Joseph "Mickey" Doolan (1880-1951), American Major League Baseball player
  • Ben Doolan (b. 1973), former Australian rules footballer
  • John Doolan (b. 1974), English footballer
  • Wendy Doolan (b. 1968), Australian professional LPGA golfer
  • Jack Doolan, English actor
  • Edwin Myer Doolan (b. 1941), Australian-born, British radio presenter
  • Kris Doolan (b. 1986), Scottish footballer

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Doolan Historic Events


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Doolan Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Francis Doolan (b. 1919), Scottish Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Clelland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Andrew Doolan, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 25)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers. Retrieved from Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  8. 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).
  9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Doolan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doolan 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.

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