The Dowlman 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 Dowlman family
The surname Dowlman 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 Dowlman family
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Dowlman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dowland, Douland, Dowlind, Dowlan, Doulin, Dowlman and many more.
Early Notables of the Dowlman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dowlman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Dowland, who came to Virginia in 1650; Edmund Dowland, who settled in Virginia in 1654; William Dowland, who arrived in Annapolis, MD in 1733; Margaret Dowland, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1761.