Dowling Family History
Dowling Name Meaning
Irish (Leinster): variant of Dolan 1 or a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnlaing a North Leinster name meaning ‘descendant of Dúnlang’ an early personal name. Anglicized forms can be indistinguishable from those of Ó Dubhlainn and Ó Dubhláin. English: variant of Dolling probably a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English word dolling douling ‘dull fellow’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press