Duringer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Duringer, 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 Duringer 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 Duringer family

The surname Duringer 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.

Important Dates for the Duringer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duringer research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1630, 1636, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Duringer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duringer Spelling Variations

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 Duringer family (pre 1700)

Notable members of the surname Duringer 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 Lord of Boehlen, was ennobled in 1630 in reward for his services as royal advisor to the Princes of Saxony. He was also the Lord of the estates Seelingstadt, Muehlbach, and Trautzschen, and later became Privy Councillor and advisor on mines and...
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Duringer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duringer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Kilian Duringer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Hans Duringer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
Duringer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Duringer, who landed in South America in 1859 [1]
  • Johann Duringer, who settled in Baltimore in 1889 at the age of 45 with his wife Lucie and daughter Brigith

Contemporary Notables of the name Duringer (post 1700)

  • Jon Duringer, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Coronado, California, 1972 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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