Doling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Doling family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Doling surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavarian towns, such as Doelling, Dolling, Dölling, or Dollingen. This surname is derived from the Old German word dolle, which means grave or valley. The first Bavarian towns named Doelling were, thus, situated in a valley. After the 16th century, a period of widespread European migration, the Doling name spread into neighboring regions as members searched for occupations in religious, military, or political service. As a result, numerous different branches of the family name emerged.

Early Origins of the Doling family

The surname Doling was first found in Bavaria, where the family was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henne Dolling, who was in Frankfurt in 1387, Friedrich Tollinger, who was in the Upper Pfalz in 1413, and Hannus Tollig, who was in Braunau, Bohemia in 1450.

Important Dates for the Doling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doling research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1799 and are included under the topic Early Doling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doling Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Doling include Doellinger, Doelinger, Dollinger, Dolinger, Doelling, Doeling, Dolling, Tollinger, Tolinger, Dollingen, Doling, Tolling, Toling and many more.

Early Notables of the Doling family (pre 1700)

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Doling migration to the United States

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Doling surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Doling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Patrick Doling, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [1]
  • Philip Doling, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 [1]
  • Philip Doling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1685

Contemporary Notables of the name Doling (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Doling family

    RMS Titanic
    • Mrs. Ada Julia Doling, (née Bone), aged 34, English Second Class passenger from Southampton, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking [2]
    • Miss Elsie Doling, aged 19, English Second Class passenger from Southampton, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking [2]

    Citations

    1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
    2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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