Early Origins of the Darington family
The surname Darington was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
, at Darrington, a parish, in the union of Preston, Upper division of the wapentake
of Osgoldcross. The parish dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was first listed as Darni(n)tone. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
At that time, Darrington held a church and a mill. Literally the place name probably meant "estate associated with a man called Deornoth," from the Old English personal name
+ "-ing" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Darrington, Ilbert de Lacey, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Darington family
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Darington Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Darrington, Darington, Darrinton, Darinton and others.
Early Notables of the Darington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Darington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Darington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Darington U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X