Doer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The historical and enchanting region of Austria is the ancient homeland of the distinguished Doer family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Doer family

The surname Doer was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a major contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses in Austria and Germany which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group supremacy in a changing territorial profile.

Important Dates for the Doer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doer research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1446 is included under the topic Early Doer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doer 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 Doer include Dorr, Doerr, Dor, Doer, Dorrs, Dors, Dorrer, Doerrer, Deorrie and many more.

Early Notables of the Doer family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doer migration to the United States

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Doer or a variant listed above:

Doer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Doer, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • Margaret Doer, aged 6, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Barbara Doer, aged 15, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Catherine Doer, aged 11, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Elizabeth Doer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doer migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Edward Dogherty U.E. born in Pownalborough, Maine, USA who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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