The name Doolement was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the name Dalman. Another alternative version is that the surname Doolement 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 Doolement family
The surname Doolement was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Doolement family
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Doolement Spelling Variations
Doolement has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Doolement have been found, including Dolman, Dollman, Doleman, Doalman, Dolmen, Dolmin, Dolmane, Dollmin, Dolemin, Dolemen, Dolmun, Doalmen, Doalmin, Doalmun, Dolle, Doman, Dooman and many more.
Early Notables of the Doolement family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doolement family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Doolements to arrive on North American shores: 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.