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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."

Dowland Early Origins



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.

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Dowland Spelling Variations


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Dowland Spelling Variations



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

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Dowland Early History


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Dowland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dowland research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1490, 1563, and 1626 are included under the topic Early Dowland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dowland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dowland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dowland 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:

Dowland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Dowland, who came to Virginia in 1650
  • Pet Dowland, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Peter Dowland, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Edmund Dowland, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • 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 came to America in 1761
  • Martin Dowland, who came to 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, arrived in New York in 1812

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 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Royal Charlie"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowland (post 1700)


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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


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Dowland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dowland 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 8 January 2015 at 12:49.

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