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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.

Dunlea Early Origins



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.

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Dunlea Spelling Variations


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Dunlea Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dunlea, O'Dunlea, Dullea, Delea, Dynlea, O'Dullea, Donlea, O'Donlegh, Douly and many more.

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Dunlea Early History


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Dunlea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunlea research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1664, 1666, 1704 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Dunlea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunlea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunlea Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunlea 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunlea (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunlea (post 1700)



  • Mark A. Dunlea, American politician, Representative from New York 23rd District, 1982
  • Martin Dunlea, Dublin-based guitarist

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Dunlea Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

    The Dunlea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunlea 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 16 September 2016 at 12:46.

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