Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: of uncertain origin. It may be an altered form of de la
Hyde (see Hyde), which was a prominent family name in
Leinster from medieval times onward.
- Francis Dollahide, born about 1650–60 in County Dublin, Ireland,
was the ancestor of Americans with the surname Dollahide,
Dollahite, and Dollarhide. In 1680 he was transported to
MD for some youthful misdemeanor. He appears to have been an educated
man and rose to be an important landowner and politician, serving in
the Lower House of the MD legislature as an elected representative for
Baltimore County from about 1705 to 1721.
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