Donlon GenealogyUpdated July 8, 2004
|The surname Donlon is a very rare name comparatively speaking and appears to be patronymical in origin. Research indicates that it can be associated with the Irish, meaning, "Grandson of little Domhnall (World Mighty)."|
Knowing that different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurrence, probable spelling variations of the DONLON surname could be: DONLAN, DONLIN, DONNELLAN, DONELON, DONNELLIN and DONNELLON. The most numerous being DONNELLAN occurs in the Baronies of Clonderalaw, Islands: Moyarta, Burren, Corcomroe and Inchiquin, Bunratty Upper and Lower, Tulla Upper and Lower and Ibrickan.It also occurs in the parishes of Kilmihil, Clondagad and Kilmurry.
Today there are approximately 225 million Americans living in over 77 million households. Of these, DONLON research has led to 726 households; estimates to be a total of approximately 1024 DONLON households. There is a total population of some 2877 who proudly bear this distinguished family name. They live in 39 of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.