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Dorley Early Origins



The surname Dorley 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 England Scotland, 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.

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Dorley Spelling Variations


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Dorley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Doorley, Dorley, O'Dorely, O'Doorley, Dorly and many more.

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Dorley Early History


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Dorley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorley research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Dorley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dorley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. L. Dorley, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Eliz. Dorley, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Michael Dorley, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Korkhill, in 1897

Dorley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Dorley, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • John Dorley, aged 55, who settled in America from Kilmagany, Ireland, in 1908
  • D. H. Dorley, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Daniel Dorley, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorley (post 1700)



  • Marcia Dorley, American actress, known for her role in All My Father's Children (2014)
  • Private August Dorley (1842-1867), German soldier who fought in the American Civil War and received the Medal of Honor, for his action at Mount Pleasant, Alabama on 11 April 1865
  • Shana Dorley, American actress

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Dorley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dorley 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 21 January 2015 at 08:14.

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