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The name Dauling has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in or beside a meadow. The surname Dauling originally derived from the Old English word Dael.
The surname Dauling was first found in Norfolk at either Field Dalling or Wood Dalling. Collectively they date back to the Domesday Book when they were listed as Dallinga.  Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272.  The parish of Wood-Dalling (anciently spelt Wode Dallinges) in Norfolk was a family seat since early times. "The Hall, now a respectable farmhouse, was built in 1582 by a member of the Dalling family, which during a long period held the estate." 
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dauling have been found, including Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dauling research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Dauling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dauling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Dauling, or a variant listed above: Joe Dallinger who settled in Barbados in 1635; Cornelius Dawling settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Dawling arrived in Philadelphia in 1878.
The Dauling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dauling Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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