Origins Available: English
The name Doulink is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in or beside a meadow. The surname Doulink originally derived from the Old English word Dael.
Early Origins of the Doulink family
The surname Doulink 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 Doulink family
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Doulink Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Doulink were recorded, including Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.
Early Notables of the Doulink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doulink family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Doulink family emigrate to North America: Joe Dallinger who settled in Barbados in 1635; Cornelius Dawling settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Dawling arrived in Philadelphia in 1878.