Doolin Family History

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Doolin Name Meaning

Ó Dubhshláin ‘descendant of Dubhshlán’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’. Ó Dubhlainn ‘descendant of Dubhfhlann’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + flann ‘blood-colored’, ‘red’. Ó Dúnlaing, a North Leinster name meaning ‘descendant of Dúnlang’.

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

Similar surnames: Dobrin, Olin, Joslin, Polin, Drouin, Dulin, Dolin, Solin, Dolen

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Doolin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Doolin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Doolin Family Origin

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Doolin Family Occupations

What did your Doolin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doolin. A less common occupation for the Doolin family was Farming. The most common Doolin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Doolin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Doolin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Doolin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doolin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Doolin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Doolin. For the veterans among your Doolin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doolin Life Expectancy

What is the average Doolin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Doolin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Doolin in 1946 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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