Dolling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Dolling first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in or beside a meadow. The surname Dolling originally derived from the Old English word Dael.
Early Origins of the Dolling family
The surname Dolling 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 Dolling family
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Dolling Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dolling has appeared include Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.
Early Notables of the Dolling family (pre 1700)
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Dolling migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dolling arrived in North America very early:
Dolling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jan Dolling, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1647 
Dolling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary Dolling, who settled in America in 1760
Dolling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fr W Dolling, who landed in America in 1845 
- Heinr W Dolling, who landed in America in 1850 
- Andrew Dolling, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
Dolling migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Dolling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Dolling, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 
- Jane Dolling, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 
- William Dolling, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 
- J. Godfried Dolling, aged 37, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" 
- Charles Dolling, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolling (post 1700)
- Alison Mary Dolling (1917-2006), Australian writer who used the pseudonym Mary Broughton, women's editor of The Chronicle in 1966
- Hazel Marion Radclyffe Dolling (1923-2006), born Hazel Marion Staples, British owner of Lissan House, a stately home near Cookstown, Northern Ireland
- Robert William Radclyffe Dolling (1851-1902), British Anglican priest, often referred to as "Father Dolling"
- Francis Robert Dolling (b. 1923), distinguished British banker
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm