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Doolan Family History

Doolan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Doolin .

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


Similar surnames: Doolen, Doogan, Donlan, Toolan, Dolen, Dougan, Nowlan, Dowland, Dolan

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Where is the Doolan family from?

You can see how Doolan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doolan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doolan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Doolan families living in Kentucky. This was about 67% of all the recorded Doolan's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Doolan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doolan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doolan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doolan. 15% of Doolan men worked as a Clerk and 16% of Doolan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doolan were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Doolan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doolan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Doolan. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Doolan. For the veterans among your Doolan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doolan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Doolan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Doolan in 1955 was 56, and 67 in 2004.

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