Early Origins of the O'Doorley family
The surname O'Doorley was first found in Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
as a sept of Ui Maine (Hy Main) one of the most important groups of clanns in Irish history, after the Norman Conquest
, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow
in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland
and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest
from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in County Offaly.
Early History of the O'Doorley family
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O'Doorley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Doorley, Dorley, O'Dorely, O'Doorley, Dorly and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Doorley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Doorley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..