It is generally thought that the surname Dullea is derived from the Irish O Dubhalla sept of Muskerry, Cork. It has also been suggested that Dullea comes from a branch of the famous MacDuinnsleibhe sept. However, since the MacDuinnsleibhe sept was located in Ulster
and bearers of the name Dullea were for the most part located in the south western counties of Munster
, this connection seems rather unlikely.
Early Origins of the Dullea family
The surname Dullea was first found in the south western counties of Munster
, where the name dates back to sixteenth century Fiants in County Cork
. These records include mention of Donell and Owen MacDermodie O'Donlegh, who along with many other men of Cork, were pardoned in 1586.
Early History of the Dullea family
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Dullea Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dunlea, O'Dunlea, Dullea, Delea, Dynlea, O'Dullea, Donlea, O'Donlegh, Douly and many more.
Early Notables of the Dullea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dullea family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dullea Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Dullea Jr. who took the Oath of Allegiance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1871
- Denis Dullea, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1878
Contemporary Notables of the name Dullea (post 1700)
- Charles W. Dullea (1889-1966), American Chief of Police in the San Francisco Police Department from 1940 to 1947
- Keir Dullea (b. 1936), American actor best known for his role in the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey"