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The name Dobner, 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. Many people, such as the Dobner family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Dobner was an occupational name for a potter. This name was originally derived from the word "toepfer," which meant potter.

Dobner Early Origins



The surname Dobner was first found in Thuringia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. One source claims the literal meaning of the name comes from the German word "Toepfer," meaning potter.

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Dobner Spelling Variations


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Dobner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Doebner, Dobner, Doepner, Dobener, Doberner, Dabner, Dabnar, Dabnir and many more.

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Dobner Early History


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Dobner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dobner research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1821 is included under the topic Early Dobner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dobner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dobner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dobner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dobner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frances Dobner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1823
  • Joh Chr Dobner, who arrived in Texas in 1845

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Dobner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Dobner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dobner 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 September 2014 at 14:15.

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