Origins Available: German
The name Thuring, 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 Thuring 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 Thuring family
The surname Thuring was first found in Thuringia, where the name could be considered to have made a major contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs as early as 760, when Albicus Torringer served the Duke of Bavaria
. They branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. This family is possibly the oldest and one of the most famous noble families of Bavaria.
Early History of the Thuring family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thuring research.Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1630, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Thuring History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thuring Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Turing, Tuering, Toring, Toeringe, Turinge, Tueringe, Toringe, Touringe, Toeringer, Turinger, Thuringer, Toringer, Touringer, Toeringer, Tueringer, Thuering, Thuring, Thuringen and many more.
Early Notables of the Thuring family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Thuring in this period were Thuering von Ringoltingen (d.1483), the mayor of Berne, who wrote the first German form of the story of the "beautiful mermaid" (Die schoene... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thuring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Thuring family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thuring Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pierre Thuring, who settled in New York in 1847
Contemporary Notables of the name Thuring (post 1700)
- Bruno Jakob Thüring, German physicist and astronomer