Dooley Surname Origin
(Origin Celtic) Dark - Complexioned Chief or Hero [Irish O'Dubhlaigh, genitive of Dubhlaoch - dubh, black, dark + laoch]. (Origin English) Dweller at the Doe-Pasture [Middle English doo, Old English da, a doe + Middle English ley, Old English leah, a pasture].
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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