Darlingtan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Darlingtan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the lands of Darlington which originally derived from Deorling's farm or manor.

Early Origins of the Darlingtan family

The surname Darlingtan was first found in Durham at Darlington, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the S. E. division of Darlington ward. "This place, the name of which is of Saxon derivation, is of considerable antiquity, and towards the close of the tenth century was, with its dependencies, granted by Seir, son of Ulphus, in the presence of King Ethelred and Archbishop Wulston, to St. Cuthbert, patron of the see of Durham, of which Aldune was then bishop. " [1]

Important Dates for the Darlingtan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darlingtan research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Darlingtan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Darlingtan Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Darlingtan were recorded, including Darlington, Derlington, Darlingtone, Derlingtone and many more.

Early Notables of the Darlingtan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Darlingtan family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Darlingtan family emigrate to North America: James Darlington who settled in Maryland in 1739; Joseph Darlington arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Abraham and John Darlington settled in Pennsylvania in 1711.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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