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Offline JacobeaM

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Dolder Surname Origin
« on: Sunday 14 February 10 00:55 GMT (UK) »
I wasn't sure whether to put this here or the Surnames Interests  :-\

I've got some ancestors from London (centered around Poplar and Stepney by the look of it) with the name DOLDER, which is a pretty unusual surname even by my family's standards. I've done a little searching and it seems that it may be a Germanic name.

Anyone know anything more about this odd name :)
I am interested in finding out more about these families:

Branthwayt(e): Thrapston, Northamptonshire
Branwhite: Suffolk and Essex
Flude: London
Godfrey: Hertfordshire and Romford, Essex
Gregory: Derbyshire and Shoreditch, London
Lowen: Epping in Essex
Matty: Tewkesbury  in Glucestershire and Essex
Mills; Hackney, London
Monro: Berwickshire, Hertfordshire, London
Oliver: from Essex
Sadler: Shoreditch and Hackney
Shorten: Belchamp Walter, Essex
Tickell: recorded in Shoreditch

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Re: Dolder Surname Origin
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 August 16 19:51 BST (UK) »
There were also some Dolder's in Ilford Essex, my parents. My father was born in Ontario, Canada but his parents were from the east end of London, Stepney I believe, maybe they were the Dolders you had heard of, there were five sons. The parents emigrated to Canada in 1907 with one son, had two while there, including my father, and two more after returning in about 1915 and bought a house in Newbury Park, Essex  I have the precise dates somewhere including the ships they went on. Anyway, their son, my father, married and bought a house in Chadwell Heath, Ilfordin 1936 and I was born there but have lived in Massachusetts, USA for the last 48 years. My two brothers are still in Essex - Hockley and Marks Tey plus there is a cousin in Shropshire. I have scattered the name even further with sons in Florida, Oregon and the youngest back in Southampton, UK.plus a grandson in New Hampshire. If you ever make a connection to your Dolder group please let me know, I have always been curious as there must be a connection somewhere. As far as my research goes, it seems the name originated in Switzerland but I have never found a link to that either. Now I'll search for my family tree, which I have not worked on for quite a while.

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Re: Dolder Surname Origin
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 August 16 20:03 BST (UK) »
There is a 'Surname Database'.I don't know how accurate or valid it is but see;

http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/dolder
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Re: Dolder Surname Origin
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 August 16 09:33 BST (UK) »
There is a 'Surname Database'.I don't know how accurate or valid it is but see:
http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/dolder

That's interesting but it doesn't suggest how B became D.  I'm no expert, but the first country that Dolder suggests to me is Holland ?
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Re: Dolder Surname Origin
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 August 16 09:44 BST (UK) »
The Dutch website wiewaswie.nl, has 6519 entries for the surname Dolder ;D

In NL it is usually van Dolder, or van den Dolder, or den Dolder.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)