The ancient roots of the Doal family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. The Doal surname, was a local
name, for someone who lived in an ancient village on the edge of a swamp. The surname Dolle
is derived from the Indo-Germanic word dul,
which was used to describe dirty or swampy water. The surname can also be traced to the town of Dollendorf, which is also composed of the element dorf
which refers to a settlement. Thus, a town or village called Dollendorf would be located near a moor or swampland. Furthermore, the name Dolle
is of nickname
origin and refers to a person who was noted in the community for his strength and prowess. The name can be traced to the Old Germanic word tol,
which means strong and efficient and to be named Tol was an honor.
Early Origins of the Doal family
The surname Doal was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Dolle emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. During the 13th century the surname was identified with some of the region's great social and economic advancements which contributed to later developments towards nationhood.
Early History of the Doal family
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Doal 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 Doal include Dolle, Doll, Daal, Dol, Dole, Doal, Dolls, Dal, Dolz, Dohl and many more.
Early Notables of the Doal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doal family to the New World and Oceana
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 Doal surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Peter Dole, age 20; who settled in Virginia in 1635. Richard Dole arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1640; Di Dol, settled in Virginia in 1699; Hans Adam Doll settled in New York in 1709.