Dolan Family History
Dolan Name Meaning
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhláin ‘descendant of Dubhshlán’ a personal name from dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’. In some cases also an American shortened form of Slovenian Dolanc or Dolanec: vernacular variants of a habitational name for someone from any of numerous villages named Dol ‘small valley’. Americanized form of French Daudelin .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press