The name Duhring, 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 Duhring 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 Duhring family
The surname Duhring 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 Duhring family
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Duhring 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 Duhring family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Duhring 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 Duhring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duhring family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Duhring Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gottfried Duhring, who landed in America in 1843 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- George Duhring, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
Contemporary Notables of the name Duhring (post 1700)
- Karl Eugen Dühring (1833-1921), German philosopher