Dowling Family History
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Dowling Name Meaning
English: nickname for a stupid person, Middle English dolling, a derivative of Old English dol ‘dull’, ‘stupid’ (see Doll). Irish: variant of Dolan 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dooling, Downing, Gosling, Darling, Gowing, Dowland, Dowlin, Bolling