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Origins of the Dolan surname

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About the Dolans

We have a total number of 72701 records for people with the last name Dolan.

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Where do most Dolans live?

In 1921, most Dolans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Dolans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 22,600 records for the Dolan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Dolans most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Kellys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Dolans.

What are the most common Dolan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Dolans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Dolans in 1921
Dressmaker

68

Domestic Servant

62

Housekeeper

54

Laundress

53

Cotton Weaver

51

Common Male occupations for Dolans in 1921
General Labourer

237

Coal Miner

175

Tailor

92

Bricklayers Labourer

76

Dock Labourer

73

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