Dowland Family History
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Dowland Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Dowland in Devon, named from Old English dufe ‘dove’ + feld ‘open country’ + land ‘estate’. Irish: of uncertain derivation, possibly a variant of Dowlin or Dolan. Altered spelling of Norwegian Dovland, a habitational name from a farm on the south coast of Norway, so named from dove ‘shaking bog’ + land ‘land’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press