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Early Origins of the Darrin family


The surname Darrin 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, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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.

Early History of the Darrin family


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Darrin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Darreyn, Darrin, Darin, Dareyn, Darrene, Araines and others.

Early Notables of the Darrin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Darrin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Darrin (post 1700)


  • Darrin Joseph Ramshaw (b. 1965), Australian former cricketer who played for Western Australia (1989-1990) and for Victoria (1991-1994), son of Graham Ramshaw
  • Darrin R. Madeley (b. 1968), Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Darrin Pritchard (b. 1966), former Australian rules footballer
  • Darrin Van Horn (b. 1968), American boxer
  • Darrin Chapin (b. 1966), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Darrin Pfeiffer (b. 1969), American musician, record producer, band manager and radio personality
  • Darrin H. Scheidle (b. 1966), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Darrin Daigle, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 6th District, 2012 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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