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The original Gaelic form of Dowlin was O Dunlaing.

Dowlin Early Origins



The surname Dowlin was first found in Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Dowlin Spelling Variations


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Dowlin Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Dowlin were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Dowling, O'Dowling, Doolan, Doolin, Dooling, Dowlin and many more.

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Dowlin Early History


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Dowlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dowlin research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1544, 1628, 1846, 1898, 1785 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Dowlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dowlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dowlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dowlin 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Dowlin family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Dowlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Barbar Dowlin, who arrived in Maryland in 1656
  • John Dowlin, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Roger Dowlin, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Dowlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Dowlin, who landed in Virginia in 1723

Dowlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miles Dowlin, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Terence Dowlin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1808 with his brother John
  • Charles Dowlin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • Ann Dowlin, aged 20, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Margaret Dowlin, aged 20, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dowlin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Dennis Dowling U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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The Dowlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dowlin 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 18 February 2015 at 15:24.

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