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While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Dooly is O Dubhlaoich, derived from the words dubh, which means black, and laoch, referring to a hero or champion.

Dooly Early Origins



The surname Dooly was first found in Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Dooly Spelling Variations


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Dooly Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Dooly revealed many variations, including Dooley, Dooly, O'Dooley, O'Dooly and others.

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Dooly Early History


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Dooly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dooly research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Dooly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dooly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dooly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dooly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of Irish migration occurred during the 19th century as a direct result of English colonial rule and tight-fisted absentee landlords. Many of these Irish immigrants boarded passenger ships bound for North Ameri ca. Those who migrated early enough were given land in either British North America or the United States; those who came in the late 19th century were typically employed in industrial centers as laborers. At whatever age they undertook the dangerous passage to North America, those Irish immigrants were essential to the speedy development of the two infant nations to which they arrived, whether they broke and settled land, helped build canals, bridges, and railroads, or produced products for consumer consumption. An examination of immigration and passenger lists has uncovered a large number of immigrants bearing the name Dooly or one of its variants:

Dooly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Dooly, who arrived in Virginia in 1661

Dooly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Dooly, who landed in Mississippi in 1843
  • Edward Dooly, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Elisabeth Dooly, aged 23, landed in New York in 1854
  • Kean Dooly, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Dooly, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dooly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Dooly, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829

Dooly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edmond Dooly, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
  • Patrick Dooly, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • William Dooly, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dooly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dooly (post 1700)



  • Colonel John Dooly (1740-1780), American Revolutionary War commander of a regiment at the Battle of Kettle Creek in 1779 and was killed at his home by Tories in 1780

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dooly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dooly 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 23 March 2016 at 22:03.

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