The Dowling One-Name Study website ceased operating as of 6 May 2024 after 30 years. The reason is that I am now struggling with the technical complexity, and lose my patience with a whole bunch of things… and programmers!

The Dowling One-Name Study is still in operation with over 49,000 individuals, connections and stories. If you have or are interested in Dowlings, and variants of that name, please contact me at

Brian Dowling