Doerfler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Doerfler family

The surname Doerfler was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Doerfler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doerfler research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1722, 1761, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Doerfler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doerfler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Durffendahl, Durfendahl, Dürffendahl, Durfendal, Dürfeld, Dorfeld, Duffendahl and many more.

Early Notables of the Doerfler family (pre 1700)

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United States Doerfler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doerfler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Doerfler, who settled in North America in 1775
  • Johannes Doerfler, who settled in North America in 1776
Doerfler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christoph Doerfler, who settled in America in 1839
  • Conrad Doerfler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839 [1]
  • Christopher Doerfler, who landed in Maryland in 1844 [1]
  • Christopher Doerfler, who settled in Maryland in 1844
  • Joseph Doerfler, who settled in Oregon in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Doerfler (post 1700) +

  • Leo Doerfler (1919-2004), American audiologist who helped develop the practice of audiology in the 1940s, first President of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists in 1978
  • John Francis Doerfler (b. 1964), American Roman Catholic prelate, Bbishop of the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan (2013-)
  • Christian Doerfler (1862-1934), American jurist, Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court


  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)


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