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The Dolling surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Dolling is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Dolling was given to someone who lived in Bavarian towns, such as Doelling, Dolling, Dölling, or Dollingen. This surname is derived from the Old German word dolle, which means grave or valley. The first Bavarian towns named Doelling were, thus, situated in a valley. After the 16th century, a period of widespread European migration, the Dolling name spread into neighboring regions as members searched for occupations in religious, military, or political service. As a result, numerous different branches of the family name emerged.

Dolling Early Origins



The surname Dolling was first found in Bavaria, where the family was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henne Dolling, who was in Frankfurt in 1387, Friedrich Tollinger, who was in the Upper Pfalz in 1413, and Hannus Tollig, who was in Braunau, Bohemia in 1450.

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Dolling Spelling Variations


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Dolling Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Dolling include Doellinger, Doelinger, Dollinger, Dolinger, Doelling, Doeling, Dolling, Tollinger, Tolinger, Dollingen, Doling, Tolling, Toling and many more.

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Dolling Early History


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Dolling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dolling research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1799 and are included under the topic Early Dolling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dolling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dolling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dolling 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Dolling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Dolling, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1647

Dolling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Dolling came to 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Dolling arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Jane Dolling arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • William Dolling arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • J. Godfried Dolling, aged 37, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Charles Dolling, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dolling (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

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. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. 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 Dolling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dolling 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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