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.
Early Origins of the Duhringer family
The surname Duhringer 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 Duhringer family
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Duhringer 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 Duhringer family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Duhringer 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 Duhringer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duhringer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Duhringer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Duhringer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1854