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The ancestral home of the Döllinger family was in the German state of Bavaria. Döllinger is a local name for a person who lived in Bavarian towns, such as Doelling, Dolling, Dölling, or Dollingen. This surname is derived from the Old German word dolle, which means grave or valley. The first Bavarian towns named Doelling were, thus, situated in a valley. After the 16th century, a period of widespread European migration, the Döllinger name spread into neighboring regions as members searched for occupations in religious, military, or political service. As a result, numerous different branches of the family name emerged.

Döllinger Early Origins



The surname Döllinger was first found in Bavaria, where the family was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henne Dolling, who was in Frankfurt in 1387, Friedrich Tollinger, who was in the Upper Pfalz in 1413, and Hannus Tollig, who was in Braunau, Bohemia in 1450.

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Döllinger Spelling Variations


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Döllinger Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Döllinger include Doellinger, Doelinger, Dollinger, Dolinger, Doelling, Doeling, Dolling, Tollinger, Tolinger, Dollingen, Doling, Tolling, Toling and many more.

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Döllinger Early History


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Döllinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Döllinger research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1799 and are included under the topic Early Döllinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Döllinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Döllinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Döllinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Döllinger or a variant listed above:

Döllinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Philipp Dollinger arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Georg Philip Dollinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • George Dollinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Jonas Dollinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773

Döllinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Poinerat D Dollinger, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • William Dollinger landed in Philadelphia in 1859
  • Barbara Dollinger, aged 48, landed in South Dakota in 1889
  • Catherina Dollinger, aged 26, arrived in South Dakota in 1889
  • Christian Dollinger, aged 8, landed in South Dakota in 1889
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Döllinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Döllinger (post 1700)



  • Werner Dollinger (b. 1918), renowned industrialist and West German politician for the Christian Democratic party

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

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