The name Duehring, which is a local
surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Thuringia. In the Holy Roman Empire
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and, after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. In addition, when coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The Duehring family originally lived in Thuringia, which located between Hessen and Lower Saxony
in the west and Saxony
in the east. This regional name refers to a person who originated in Thuringia and migrated to another German or European state.
Early Origins of the Duehring family
The surname Duehring was first found in Thuringia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Dietrich von Duering of Bremen in 1140, Duringus filius
Dietmari of Styria in 1240, and Duringbertus of Erfurt, in 1288.
Early History of the Duehring family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duehring research.Another 386 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1630, 1636, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Duehring History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duehring Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Duering, During, Dueringe, Dueringen, Duehring, Duhring, Doering, Doring, Doehring, Duehrig, Duerich, Doerich, Dierich, Dieringer, Diericke, Dierecke, Doringk, Doeringk, Duhringer, Dueringer, Duringer, Doringer and many more.
Early Notables of the Duehring family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Duehring in this period were Johann Christoph Duering, who was responsible for the ennoblement of the family in Sweden in 1719. He rose to position of Major-General in the Swedish army. Johann Doering was the royal Danish financier at Kiel. D. David Doeringk (Doering) (d.1636), the... Another 134 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duehring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duehring family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franz Doering, who settled in Yorktown, Virginia, in 1778 at the age of 30. Heinrich Doering came to Canada in 1783 at the age of 32; Georg Eberhart Doring arrived in Philadelphia in 1752.