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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.
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." 
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doling research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Doling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
The Doling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doling 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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