The surname Doorly 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 Doorly family
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Doorly Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Doorley, Dorley, O'Dorely, O'Doorley, Dorly and many more.
Early Notables of the Doorly family (pre 1700)
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Doorly migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Doorly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Mr. James Doorly, aged 24 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Washington" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in October 1847 
Contemporary Notables of the name Doorly (post 1700)
Henry Doorly (1879-1961), Barbados-born, American engineer and publisher, Chairman of the World Publishing Company and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald in Omaha, Nebraska
The Most Reverend Edward Doorly (1868-1950), Irish Roman Catholic clergyman, Bishop of Elphin from 1926 to 1950
Victoria Eleanor Louise Doorly (1880-1950), British writer of children's books, winner of the 1939 Carnegie Medal in Literature for her book The Radium Woman
Lieutenant Gerald S. Doorly, British Royal Navy officer British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, eponym of Mount Doorly, Antarctica
^ 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. 26)
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