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This is a genealogical site dealing with the Dowling family name, history and origins, research into the name Dowling (One-Name-Study) and other name-related information.

If you are a Dowling, Doolin, Doolan, Dooling or other variation this could be of interest to you.

If you are a Dowling tracing your roots anywhere in the world, please do make contact. If you tracing your ancestors from Laois in Ireland, and have done or are considering DNA tests, please let me know.

Thanks for dropping in.

Brian Thomas Dowling (1955 -)

The Dowling One-Name Study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies
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After c 25,000 years ago, Mankind is in the Last Glacial Maximum (Ice Age) is the 'Epipaleolithic' era.  Humans are walking across the frozen Baring Straits from Asia to North America and the 'Peopling of North America' begins.  It's amazing to think those two continents had no humans there at all before this time.  For DNA followers, the male T-DNA haplogroup R1a appears in Europe and us Dowlings are well-connected to that one.  Female mt-DNA haplogroups V and T emerge.
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c563 CE, in Ireland, it is the 'Golden Age' of monastic influence (400-800), we see the end of 'Ogham' inscriptions in Primitive Irish.  Missionaries visit Scotland from Ireland and England to spread 'Celtic Christianity'.
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1415, during the Hundred Years' War, King Henry V of England lands his army at the mouth of the River Seine.
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1784, in India, the East India Company comes under the control of the British Government.  Dowling's worked for the East India Company.
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1704, during the War of Spanish Succession, the Battle of Blenheim where English forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
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1779, during the American Revolutionary War, the Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with a massive loss of United States troops.
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1792, during the French Revolution, elites are finally recognised as enemies of the people and King Louis XVI is arrested by the National Tribunal.  Marie Antoinette, who when told of the poor being unable to obtain bread said, "Let them eat cake," is also imprisoned... without cake.  Other country's elites become more paranoid about the rise of the masses and the threat to their own privilege and status.
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1940, during World War 2, the Battle of Britain where Nazi Germany's Eagle Day Offensive to destroy the Royal Air Force misfires.  Germans lose 48 aircraft to the RAF losing 25.
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1944, during World War 2, the British 8th Army occupies Florence in Italy.
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1961, during the Cold War, East Germany closes borders and starts building the Berlin Wall.
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2019, during the Man-Made Climate Crisis, increased temperatures improve environments for viruses and bacteria to thrive.  Measles is reported by the World Health Organisation to have tripled to 364,808 cases over last year's 129,239.
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O'Dowling's Country

Fearann ua n-Dunlaing shown in north Laois, Ireland. Similar to most old maps, 'North' is to the right.

The original territory of the family was at Fearann ua n-Dunlaing (O'Dowling's Country). This area covered along Western bank of the River Barrow. The O'Dowling's were one of the Seven Septs of Leix, significant families in the County once called Queen's County.

Click HERE for more on the origin of the Dowling name.

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Timeline Events


Timeline events are significant historical occurences that can be listed with our ancestor's details to reflect circumstances that they lived with and which may have affected their lives.


2020 will be a genealogically historic year. Many of us will lose members of our families during the current epidemic. There will be so many deaths that this year will feature for family historians as an important 'timeline' event!

 

31 Dec 2019 to 202? World Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic kills over 6,000,000 (at 8 March 2022) people worldwide and exposes great strengths in healthcare personnel and political inadequacies amounting in many countries to criminal neglect and/or gross incompetence.

 

Genuine sympathy to the family of James Dowling who passed away in April 2020 as a result of coronavirus covid-19
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