Dole Family History
Dole Name Meaning
English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name. Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of McDowell. Compare McDole. French (Dolé): nickname for a troubled or anxious person, from Old French dolé, past participle of doler ‘to regret’ (Latin dolere ‘to hurt’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press