The surname Dinger may come from the Middle Low German surname Dinger, which was derived from the Old High German word "dinc" meaning "judicial trial or hearing." The name may also have originated with the place names Ding or Dingen.
Early Origins of the Dinger family
The surname Dinger was first found in Westphalia, a region in western Germany which borders the Netherlands. In Frankfurt, Mecze uff dem Dingreyne was recorded in 1347.
Important Dates for the Dinger family
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Dinger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dingman, Dingeman, Dingermann, Dingmans, Dingemans and many more.
Early Notables of the Dinger family (pre 1700)
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Dinger migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Dinger Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Dinger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dinger (post 1700)
John R. Dinger (b. 1953), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Ambassador Larry Miles Dinger (b. 1946), the U.S. chargé d'affaires to Burma
Paul Dinger (b. 1871), American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1928; Socialist Labor Candidate for Michigan State Treasurer, 1930 
Paul Dinger, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Cuyahoga County, 1897; Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 21st District, 1900 
Marvin L. Dinger, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Iron County; Elected 1964 
Larry Miles Dinger (b. 1946), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia, 2001-04; Fiji, 2005-08; Tuvalu, 2005-08; Kiribati, 2005-08; Tonga, 2005-08; Nauru, 2005-08 
John R. Dinger (b. 1952), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, 2000 
Derek Dinger (b. 1987), German professional ice hockey defenceman
Fritz Dinger (1915-1943), German Luftwaffe ace credited with 67 victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Thomas Dinger (1952-2002), German drummer, singer and songwriter
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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