The surname Darrington 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.  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."  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 Darrington family
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Darrington Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Darrington, Darington, Darrinton, Darinton and others.
Early Notables of the Darrington family (pre 1700)
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