Doling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Doling is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Doling family once lived in or beside a meadow. The surname Doling originally derived from the Old English word Dael.
Early Origins of the Doling family
The surname Doling was first found in Norfolk at either Field Dalling or Wood Dalling. Collectively they date back to the Domesday Book when they were listed as Dallinga.  Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272. 
The parish of Wood-Dalling (anciently spelt Wode Dallinges) in Norfolk was a family seat since early times. "The Hall, now a respectable farmhouse, was built in 1582 by a member of the Dalling family, which during a long period held the estate." 
Important Dates for the Doling family
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Doling Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Doling family name include Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.
Early Notables of the Doling family (pre 1700)
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Doling migration to the United States
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Doling surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Doling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Patrick Doling, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 
- Philip Doling, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 
- Philip Doling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1685
Contemporary Notables of the name Doling (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Doling family
- Mrs. Ada Julia Doling, (née Bone), aged 34, English Second Class passenger from Southampton, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking 
- Miss Elsie Doling, aged 19, English Second Class passenger from Southampton, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking 
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html