The surname Doorley was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as a sept of Ui Maine (Hy Main) one of the most important groups of clanns in Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on EnglandScotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in County Offaly.
Important Dates for the Doorley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doorley research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Doorley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Doorley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Doorley, Dorley, O'Dorely, O'Doorley, Dorly and many more.
Early Notables of the Doorley family (pre 1700)
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Doorley migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Doorley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Daniel Doorley, who landed in New York in 1851 
Edward Doorley, who arrived in New York in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Doorley (post 1700)
Sandra Doorley, American District Attorney for Monroe County, New York (2012-), the first female to hold that office
Joseph A. Doorley Jr. (b. 1930), American lawyer and politician, 31st Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island (1965-1975)
Scott Doorley, American cinematographer, known for his work on The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001), Big Brother (2001) and Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
James Doorley, Irish Assistant Director for the National Youth Council of Ireland, Trustee of the Carnegie Trust for the UK and Ireland
Tom Doorley, Irish wine critic
^ 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)
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