Darin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Darin family
The surname Darin was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Arraynis, held by a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.
Important Dates for the Darin family
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Darin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Darreyn, Darrin, Darin, Dareyn, Darrene, Araines and others.
Early Notables of the Darin family (pre 1700)
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Darin migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Darin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Bettina DaRin, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1892
Darin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Darin, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
- Lorenzo Paolo DaRin, aged 33, who settled in America from Italy, in 1909
- Gerald Darin, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Cahir, Ireland, in 1910
- Lino DaRin, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Vigo Cadore, Italy, in 1911
- Giovanni DaRin, aged 23, who landed in America from Vigo, Sadore, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Darin (post 1700)
- Mark Darin, American computer game designer and writer
- Bobby Darin (1936-1973), born Walden Robert Cassotto, was an American Golden Globe winning singer and actor, best remembered for his "Splish Splash", "Dream Lover" and "Mack the Knife"
- John Darin, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 27th District, 1978 
- Frank Peter Darin (1899-1958), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1925-32; Defeated in primary, 1948; Candidate for U.S. Representative from 
- Barbara Darin, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979 
- Karl Gustav Petter Darin (b. 1985), Swedish actor
- Ricardo Darín, Argentine actor, screenwriter and film director
- Charles Darin Brassfield (b. 1960), former American racing driver from Los Gatos, California
- Darin McBeath (b. 1976), Canadian former alpine skier who competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics
- Darin Paul Mastroianni (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays
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