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Where did the German Duhringer family come from? What is the German Duhringer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Duhringer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Duhringer family history?

The name Duhringer, 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 Duhringer 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.


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.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duhringer research. Another 386 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1630, 1636, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Duhringer History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 184 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duhringer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duhringer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Duhringer arrived in Philadelphia in 1854


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The Duhringer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duhringer 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.

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