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Multiple Origins for the Surname Doll


German


The German surname Doll emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. Brandenburg-Prussia was essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Doll Early Origins



The surname Doll was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The northern branch of the family found themselves in Mecklenburg at the beginning of the 15th century, and later spread to Pomerania and Latvia.

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Doll Spelling Variations


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Doll Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Doll include Doll, Dollen, Dol, Dolls, Dolz, Dohl and others.

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Doll Early History


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Doll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doll research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1380 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Doll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North Ameri ca. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Doll or a variant listed above:

Doll Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Doll, aged 25, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Doll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Adam Doll settled in New York in 1709
  • Hans Adam Doll, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Anna Catharina Doll, who arrived in America in 1727
  • Christian Doll settled in Carolina in 1737
  • Christian Doll, who arrived in America in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George A Doll, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • K V Doll, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • George Doll, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Philipp Doll, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Philippine Doll, who landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doll Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Seravinna Doll, aged 4, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Nintel Doll, aged 14, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Elisabeth Doll, aged 40, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Ewa Doll, aged 8, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907
  • Jacob Doll settled in North Dakota in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doll Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Doll, who landed in Manitoba in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doll (post 1700)



  • Andrea L. Doll (b. 1940), American politician in the state of Alaska
  • Steve Doll (1960-2009), American professional wrestler
  • Donald LeRoy Doll (1926-2010), American football player and coach
  • Walter Doll Jr. (b. 1917), American airline company executive
  • Dora Doll (1922-2015), born Dorothea Hermina Feinberg, German-born, French actress
  • Olivier Doll (b. 1973), Belgian footballer
  • Sir Richard Doll (b. 1912), Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and among numerous other awards, received the UN Award for Cancer Research (1962)

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Suggested Readings for the name Doll


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Suggested Readings for the name Doll



  • Our Family History by Irene Doll.

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Doll Family Crest Products


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Doll Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Doll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doll 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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