It is generally thought that the surname Dunlea is derived from the Irish O Dubhalla sept of Muskerry, Cork. It has also been suggested that Dunlea comes from a branch of the famous MacDuinnsleibhe sept. However, since the MacDuinnsleibhe sept was located in Ulster
and bearers of the name Dunlea were for the most part located in the south western counties of Munster
, this connection seems rather unlikely.
Early Origins of the Dunlea family
The surname Dunlea 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 Dunlea family
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Dunlea 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 Dunlea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dunlea family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dunlea Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Dunlea, who arrived in Boston as a bonded passenger in 1849
Contemporary Notables of the name Dunlea (post 1700)
- Mark A. Dunlea, American politician, Representative from New York 23rd District, 1982 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Martin Dunlea, Dublin-based guitarist
- Maurice Dunlea Hinchey (1938-2017), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1993-2013)