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Dolan Family History

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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Where is the Dolan family from?

You can see how Dolan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dolan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 47 Dolan families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Dolan's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dolan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dolan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dolan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dolan. 12% of Dolan men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dolan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolan were Farmer and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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