Origins Available: English
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Douline come from when the family resided in or beside a meadow. The surname Douline originally derived from the Old English word Dael.
Early Origins of the Douline family
The surname Douline 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Douline family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Douline research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Douline History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Douline Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Douline has been recorded under many different variations, including Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.
Early Notables of the Douline family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Douline family to Ireland
Some of the Douline family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Douline family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Douline or a variant listed above: Joe Dallinger who settled in Barbados in 1635; Cornelius Dawling settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Dawling arrived in Philadelphia in 1878.