Dulaney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Dulaney originally appeared in Gaelic as Dubhshlainte. The word dubh means black, and Slaine is topographical; it is Anglicized as Slaney, and may refer to the river Slaney.
Early Origins of the Dulaney family
The surname Dulaney was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Dulaney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dulaney research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1202, 1685, 1753, 1722, 1797, 1764 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Dulaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dulaney Spelling Variations
Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Dulaney family name include Delaney, Delany, Delane, Delaune, Dalaney and others.
Early Notables of the Dulaney family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family name at this time was Daniel Dulany the Elder (1685-1753), Irish-born, prominent lawyer and land-developer in colonial Maryland, who held a number of colonial offices; and his son, Daniel Dulany the Younger (1722-1797), born in Annapolis, Maryland, was a Maryland Loyalist politician and Mayor of Annapolis (1764-1765.) His father sent him...
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Dulaney migration to the United States
Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Dulaney name:
Dulaney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Patrick Dulaney, who landed in Mississippi in 1853 
Dulaney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Patrick Dulaney, aged 57, who landed in America from England, in 1902
- Mat Taylor Dulaney, aged 35, who immigrated to America, in 1905
- Vivien D. Dulaney, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1906
- Landon C. Dulaney, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
- Benjamin L. Dulaney, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dulaney (post 1700)
- Carroll Dulaney (1880-1951), pen name of Richard D. Steuart, American journalist in Baltimore, know for his Day by Day column in the Baltimore News-Post
- Mike Faulkerson Dulaney (b. 1970), former American NFL football fullback for the Chicago Bears (1995-1997)
- Major-General Robert Leroy Dulaney (1902-1984), American Commanding General 47th Division (1953-1954) 
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