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. [1]

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. [2] Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272. [3]

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." [4]

The source History of Norfolk has the following entries for the family: Phillip de Dalling, Norfolk, 10 John; Eustace de Dalling, Norfolk, 6 Edward II; Peter de Dallyng, Norfolk, 1291; and Roger Dallyng, vicar of Brooke, Norfolk, 1409. [5]

Further to the north in Scotland, the Dawling variant was most popular: "Robert Dawling in Leith accepts the king's coronation, 1567, and Jonet Dauling was heir of Violet Dauling, lawfully born daughter of Robert Dawling, 1637. James Dawling was member of Scots parliament for South Queensferry, 1639. Jeanna Dawling and Helena Dawling were heirs portioners of James Dawling, burgess of Sowth Queensferrie, their father, 1668. Probably of English origin from Dalling in Norfolk." [6]

Early History of the Doling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doling research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1567, 1684, 1691, 1695, 1561, 1637 and 1561 are included under the topic Early Doling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

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

Ireland Migration of the Doling family to Ireland

Some of the Doling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States 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 [7]
  • Philip Doling, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 [7]
  • Philip Doling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1685

Australia Doling migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Doling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Doling, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st September 1832, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Doling (post 1700) +


    RMS Titanic
    • 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 [9]
    • Miss Elsie Doling, aged 19, English Second Class passenger from Southampton, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking [9]


    1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
    2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
    3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
    4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
    5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
    6. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
    7. ^ 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)
    8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden
    9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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