Dieringer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dieringer, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Thuringia. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and, after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. In addition, when coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The Dieringer family originally lived in Thuringia, which located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. This regional name refers to a person who originated in Thuringia and migrated to another German or European state.

Early Origins of the Dieringer family

The surname Dieringer was first found in Thuringia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Dietrich von Duering of Bremen in 1140, Duringus filius Dietmari of Styria in 1240, and Duringbertus of Erfurt, in 1288.

Important Dates for the Dieringer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dieringer research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1630, 1636, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Dieringer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dieringer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Duering, During, Dueringe, Dueringen, Duehring, Duhring, Doering, Doring, Doehring, Duehrig, Duerich, Doerich, Dierich, Dieringer, Diericke, Dierecke, Doringk, Doeringk, Duhringer, Dueringer, Duringer, Doringer and many more.

Early Notables of the Dieringer family (pre 1700)

Notable members of the surname Dieringer in this period were Johann Christoph Duering, who was responsible for the ennoblement of the family in Sweden in 1719. He rose to position of Major-General in the Swedish army. Johann Doering was the royal Danish financier at Kiel. D. David Doeringk (Doering) (d.1636), the Lord of Boehlen, was ennobled in 1630 in reward for his services as royal advisor to the Princes of Saxony. He was also the Lord of the estates Seelingstadt, Muehlbach, and Trautzschen, and later became Privy Councillor and advisor on mines and...
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Dieringer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dieringer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Dieringer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1862

Contemporary Notables of the name Dieringer (post 1700)

  • Ray Dieringer, American former head basketball coach at Cleveland State University
  • Darel Dieringer (1926-1989), NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver
  • Franz Xaver Dieringer (1811-1876), Catholic theologian, See of Paderborn and See of Trier
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