Dooling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The original Gaelic form of Dooling was O Dunlaing.

Early Origins of the Dooling family

The surname Dooling was first found in Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Dooling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dooling research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1544, 1628, 1846, 1898, 1785 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Dooling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dooling Spelling Variations

Many spelling variations of the surname Dooling can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Dowling, O'Dowling, Doolan, Doolin, Dooling, Dowlin and many more.

Early Notables of the Dooling family (pre 1700)

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Dooling migration to the United States

A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Dooling name:

Dooling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Dooling, who landed in Virginia in 1752 [1]
Dooling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Dooling, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]

Dooling migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dooling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Dooling, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849 [2]

Dooling migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Dooling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Bridget Dooling, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867
  • Bridget Dooling, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Dooling (post 1700)

  • Martin T. Dooling (1886-1966), American bronze medalist soccer player at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • John Francis Dooling Jr. (1908-1981), American federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Maurice Timothy Dooling (1860-1924), United States federal judge
  • Peter Joseph Dooling (1857-1931), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Richard Patrick Dooling (b. 1954), American novelist and screenwriter, finalist for the 1994 National Book Award for Fiction
  • Keyon Latwae Dooling (b. 1980), American professional NBA basketball point guard with the Boston Celtics
  • Brigadier-General Henry Chessman Dooling (1887-1972), American Chief Health Officer Panama Canal Zone (1944-1945) [3]

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Henry Dooling. Retrieved from
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