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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Doerner family. Doerner is a local name. Doerner is a name for someone who lived near a thorn-bush or hedge. The surname Doerner is derived from the German word dorn, which means thorn. Thus, the name was adopted by a person who lived near thorn bushes. The name Doerner also was used by people from Dornach, which is a town located near Munich in Bavaria. There is also a town named Dörnach in Tübingen, Westphalia and a city named Thorn (which is now Torun) in Poland. In Bavaria, the Doerner family lived on a feudal estate. Land proprietorship and management were the sole source of wealth and power in the Middle Ages and the Doerner family, as noble landowners, became prestigious members of the landed aristocracy.

Doerner Early Origins



The surname Doerner was first found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Doerner Spelling Variations


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Doerner Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Doerner include Dorn, Dorner, Doorn, Doern, Dorne, Dorns and others.

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Doerner Early History


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Doerner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doerner research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1738, 1530, 1584, 1809 and 1884 are included under the topic Early Doerner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doerner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doerner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doerner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Doerners to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Doerner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Doerner, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Maria Catharine Doerner, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750

Doerner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Doerner, aged 21, arrived in Missouri in 1848

Doerner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Micheal Friedrich George Doerner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doerner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doerner (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" G. Doerner (b. 1949), American professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University
  • Wilfred O. "Gus" Doerner (1922-2001), American professional NBL basketball player, inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Max Doerner (1870-1939), German artist and art theorist, eponym of the Doerner Institute
  • Christine Doerner (b. 1952), Luxembourgish politician, advocate, and notary
  • Luke Doerner, Australian gold medalist field hockey player at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Max Sebastian Doerner (1889-1967), Australian rugby league footballer played with Glebe for two seasons (1915-1916) and Eastern Suburbs in the 1917 season
  • Cynthia Doerner (b. 1951), née Sieler, an Australian former international tennis player who competed in the Australian Open four times in the 1970s

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Doerner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doerner 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 30 June 2016 at 07:46.

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