Dollinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Dollinger family was in the German state of Bavaria. Dollinger is a local name for a person 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 Dollinger 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.
Early Origins of the Dollinger family
The surname Dollinger 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.
Early History of the Dollinger family
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Dollinger 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 Dollinger include Doellinger, Doelinger, Dollinger, Dolinger, Doelling, Doeling, Dolling, Tollinger, Tolinger, Dollingen, Doling, Tolling, Toling and many more.
Early Notables of the Dollinger family (pre 1700)
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Dollinger migration to the United States +
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dollinger or a variant listed above:
Dollinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Georg Philipp Dollinger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
- Georg Philip Dollinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- George Dollinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
- Jonas Dollinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 
Dollinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Poinerat D Dollinger, who arrived in New York in 1822 
- William Dollinger, who landed in Philadelphia in 1859
- Barbara Dollinger, aged 48, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 
- Catherina Dollinger, aged 26, who arrived in South Dakota in 1889 
- Christian Dollinger, aged 8, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dollinger (post 1700) +
- Sol Dollinger, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948; Socialist Workers Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1950
- Richard Dollinger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004; Candidate for New York State Senate 56th District, 2008
- Isidore Dollinger (1903-2000), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1937-44; Member of New York State Senate 26th District, 1945-48; U.S. Representative from New York, 1949-61 (24th District 1949-53, 23rd District 1953-61); Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964; Bronx County District Attorney, 1960-68; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1968-75
- Genora Dollinger, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1948, 1952; Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1950; Socialist Workers Candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1951
- Werner Dollinger (b. 1918), renowned industrialist and West German politician for the Christian Democratic party
- George Dollinger Pyper (1860-1943), American fifth general superintendent of the Sunday School of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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- ^ 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)