Dolan Family History

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Dolan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláin, Ó Dubhlainn, or Ó Dúnlaing (see Doolin). Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dobhailéin (see Devlin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Folan, Solan, Doran, Dugan, Dolen, Nolan, Dolak, Gogan, Dorgan, Mohan

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Dolan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dolan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dolan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Dolan Family Origin

Where is the Dolan family from?

Dolan Family Occupations

What did your Dolan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dolan. The most common Dolan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Dolan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Dolan family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dolan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dolan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 214,000 census records available for the last name Dolan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 45,000 immigration records available for the last name Dolan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 40,000 military records available for the last name Dolan. For the veterans among your Dolan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dolan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dolan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dolan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dolan in 1941 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dolan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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