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The name Doose, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany. This is the homeland of the proud surname Doose. By and large, hereditary surname were formed in Germany when areas of Schleswig, and most of the German states, were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name and they avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surname found in Schleswig are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Doose was a name for a loud or boisterous person. The distinguished name Doose is derived from the Old Germanic word dossen, which means to speak loudly or to make noise.

Doose Early Origins



The surname Doose was first found in East Friesland, out of which the name quickly spread across the northern coastlands of Germany, in particular to Holstein and Mecklenburg. The name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The variations Dose and Dohse were found particularly frequently in Nordelbingen, as well as throughout Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. In the Middle Ages, Dose became quite popular as a first name among knights. Chronicles mention, for instance, the knight Dose Block of Holstein in 1371. Chronicles also mention the figure Doso von Helle, who owned the village Dosenbeck near Preetz in Holstein. Its use as a last name may have stemmed from the area in East Friesland where the Dose river flows into the Ems.

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Doose Spelling Variations


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Doose Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dose (Hamburg), Dohse, Doose, Dase, Doss, Dosse, Dos, Doz, Dozze and many more.

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Doose Early History


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Doose Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doose research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1337, 1476, 1740, 1762, and 1764 are included under the topic Early Doose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doose Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doose Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doose 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rudolf Doose, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1897

Doose Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Minna Doose, aged 27, who arrived in America from Ellerbeck, Germany, in 1909
  • Claus Doose, aged 29, who arrived in America from Melldorf, Germany, in 1912
  • Gustav Doose, aged 42, who arrived in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1913
  • Alice Doose, aged 43, who arrived in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1913
  • Blam Doose, aged 60, who arrived in America from Hausbruck, Germany, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doose (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doose (post 1700)



  • Dr Hermann Doose, German child neurologist who identified Doose Syndrome in 1988, also known as Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Doose Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doose 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 June 2014 at 08:19.

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