Dingler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Dingler family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Dingler is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a farmer or a dealer in spelt, which is a kind of wheat. Spelt, which is a derivative of the Old Germanic word Dinkel, was a grain like barley and wheat that was grown extensively in the German speaking states during the Middle Ages. Spelt was sold as a cereal and formed a large part of the diet at this time. Nonetheless, Dingler is also a local name for a person that came from Dinkelsbuhl, a town in Bavaria in the south of Germany. Dinkelsbuhl, which is one of the best preserved medieval towns, dates back to the 14th century. The Dingler family possessed vast estates and resided in an elegant feudal manor. During the Middle Ages, they became a part of the landed aristocracy and they wielded considerable prestige and influence in the region of Bavaria. Nonetheless, the family expanded into other parts of the German territories after the 16th century.
Early Origins of the Dingler family
The surname Dingler was first found in Bavaria, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Dinkle became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Ancient chronicles first mention one Burkart der Dinkel of the town Villgenau in the year 1370.
Early History of the Dingler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dingler research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1858, 1827, 1843, 1846, 1935, 1889, 1910, 1892, 1909, 1912 and 1914 are included under the topic Early Dingler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dingler 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 Dingler include Dinkel, Dinckels, Dinckel, Dinckle, Dinkler, Dinckelmann, Dinkelman, Tinkel, Tinckel and many more.
Early Notables of the Dingler family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Dingler in this period include Christian Dingler (1802-1858) German founder of the "Dinglerwerk" manufacturing business at Zweibrücken in 1827. He invented a version of a Toggle press which he called the "Zweibrücker-press," but more popularly was known as the "Dingler Press." The printing press was immensely popular throughout Europe...
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In the United States, the name Dingler is the 16,975th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Dingler migration to the United States +
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Dinglers to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Dingler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Dingler, aged 36, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 
- Sebastian Dingler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 
Dingler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harry Dingler, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Cristobal" from Cristobal, Canal Zone 
- Mrs. Harry Dingler, aged 35, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal, Canal Zone 
- James Dingler, aged 30, originally from Hitchin, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Le Havre, France 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dingler (post 1700) +
- Gaylord Dingler, American stand-up comic, known for his sessions at The Comedy Store
- Loyal S. Dingler, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 7th District, 1958, 1960 
- Hugo Albert Emil Hermann Dingler (1881-1954), German scientist and philosopher
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- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZQ-Y4Q : 6 December 2014), Harry Dingler, 24 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York, ship name Cristobal, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FG-3JX : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Harry Dingler, 31 Jan 1920; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62J-B2Q : 6 December 2014), James Dingler, 04 Sep 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html