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The history of the name Darling goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who was greatly loved by his friends and family. The surname was originally derived from the word deorling, which meant darling. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Darling Early Origins



The surname Darling was first found in Devon where Oter Dirlinges sunu was listed (1100-1130.) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
However, another source claims there is an even older Saxon reference "AElfmar Dyrling, a noble youth is mentioned in the Saxon Chronicle." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle dates back to the late 9th century probably in Wessex and was updated through 1154. The name Derling with no personal name was listed in Bedfordshire 1133-1160 and later in the Pipe Rolls of Devon in 1177. In the same year many miles to the north, the first listing of the name in Scotland was found specifically Derlig de Ardift who was a witness to a charter. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
But continuing the quest in England, we found Durling atte Forde in 1330, William Dierling (Derling) in the Pipe Rolls of Devon 1195-1196. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists: Ricardus Derlyng; Adam Derlyng; and Johannes Derlyng. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
A few years later in Scotland, Waldevus Darling or Derlyng was a a charter witness in Roxburgh c. 1338. Sir John Derlynge was precentor of Caithness in 1368 and later John Derling and Andrew Derling were burgesses of Edinburgh in 1381. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Darling Spelling Variations


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Darling Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Darling family name include Darling, Derling, Darlin, Durling, Darline, Derline, Derlin and many more.

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Darling Early History


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Darling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darling research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1858, 1825 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Darling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Darling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darling In Ireland


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Darling In Ireland



Some of the Darling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Darling or a variant listed above:

Darling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Denice Darling, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Dorothy Darling, who landed in Virginia in 1647
  • George Darling settled in Boston in 1651
  • Richard Darling settled in Virginia in 1651 with his wife Ruth
  • George Darling, who arrived in New England in 1651-1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Darling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Darling, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Jean Darling, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • George Darling settled in Virginia in 1774
  • James Darling, aged 36, landed in New York in 1798

Darling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Darling, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • W Darling, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mrs. S M Darling, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Miss H D Darling, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • J Darling, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Darling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Darling, who arrived in Pike County, Ind in 1900

Darling Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Darling, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Ed Darling, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • David Darling, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Darling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Darling, a mason, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Darling arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Betsy Darling arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Florence Darling, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • James Darling, aged 34, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"

Darling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Darling, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Isabella Darling, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • William H. Darling, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Andrew Darling, aged 35, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Jessie Darling, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Darling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Darling (post 1700)



  • Jean Darling (1922-2015), born Dorothy Jean LeVake, an American child actress who was part of the Our Gang series from 1927 to 1929, one of the last surviving actors who worked in the silent film era
  • Candy Darling (1944-1974), born James Lawrence Slattery, an American actress, best known as a Warhol Superstar
  • Jay "Ding" Norwood Darling (1876-1962), American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist
  • David Darling (b. 1941), American eclectic composer and cellist
  • Grace Darling (1815-1842), English lighthouse keeper's daughter, famed for help in rescuing the survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838
  • Sir Frank Fraser Darling (1903-1979), English ecologist, ornithologist, farmer, conservationist and author
  • Gordon Darling (1921-2015), Australian businessman and philanthropist, first Chair of the National Gallery of Australia
  • General Sir Ralph Darling (1772-1858), British colonial Governor of New South Wales, Australia (1825-1831)
  • Alistair Maclean Darling (b. 1953), British politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer since June 28, 2007
  • Charles John Darling (1849-1936), British politician and judge, created 1st Baron Darling in 1924
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Darling Historic Events


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Darling Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Murton Addison Daniel Darling (1886-1914), English First Class Passenger from London, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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