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The name Doering, 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. The Doering family originally lived in Thuringia, which located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. This regional name refers to a person who originated in Thuringia and migrated to another German or European state.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Duering, During, Dueringe, Dueringen, Duehring, Duhring, Doering, Doring, Doehring, Duehrig, Duerich, Doerich, Dierich, Dieringer, Diericke, Dierecke, Doringk, Doeringk, Duhringer, Dueringer, Duringer, Doringer and many more.
First found in Thuringia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Dietrich von Duering of Bremen in 1140, Duringus filius Dietmari of Styria in 1240, and Duringbertus of Erfurt, in 1288.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doering research. Another 386 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1630, 1636, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Doering History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 184 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doering Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Doering Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Doering Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Doering Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Doering Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Doering Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doering 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.
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