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Where did the German Duling family come from? What is the German Duling family crest and coat of arms? When did the Duling family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Duling family history?The ancient roots of the Duling family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Duling was a local name, for someone 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 Duling 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.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Duling include Doellinger, Doelinger, Dollinger, Dolinger, Doelling, Doeling, Dolling, Tollinger, Tolinger, Dollingen, Doling, Tolling, Toling and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duling research. Another 181 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1799, and 1890 are included under the topic Early Duling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Duling surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Duling Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Duling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duling 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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