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Dowland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Dowland surname is a habitational name, taken on from Dowland in Devon. This place takes its name from the Old English word "du-fe," meaning "dove," and "land" meaning "land," or "an estate."

Early Origins of the Dowland family


The surname Dowland was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Dowland family


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Dowland Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dowland, Douland, Dowlind, Dowlan, Doulin, Dowlman and many more.

Early Notables of the Dowland family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dowland family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dowland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Dowland, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Pet Dowland, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Dowland, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Edmund Dowland, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Edmund Dowland, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dowland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Dowland, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1733
  • Margaret Dowland, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1761
  • Martin Dowland, who settled in Baltimore in 1768
  • Anthony Dowland, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1785

Dowland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Dowland, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Dowland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alice Dowland, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • William Dowland, aged 31, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Royal Charlie" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 25th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Royal Charlie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/royalcharlie1854.shtml.

Contemporary Notables of the name Dowland (post 1700)


  • John Dowland, English possibly Irish-born composer, singer, and lutenist
  • John Dowland (1563-1626), English lutenist songwriter
  • Squadron Leader John Noel Dowland GC (1914-1942), British officer awarded the George Cross for his gallantry in defusing a bomb which had fallen on the grain ship SS Kildare in Immingham docks on 11 February 1940

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Citations


  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 Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 25th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Royal Charlie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/royalcharlie1854.shtml.

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