Donal Surname Origin
(Origin Celtic) 1. the Gaelic and Irish Domhnall [Domhn, or Domu, corresponds with Latin Domin-us, a lord; the -ll is a diminutive termination - Joyce]. 2. perhaps occasionally for Gaelic and Irish Donghall/Donnghall [donn, brown + the aspirated form of gall, stranger, foreigner].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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