Darrinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Darrinton family

The surname Darrinton 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. [1] 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." [2] 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.

Important Dates for the Darrinton family

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Darrinton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Darrington, Darington, Darrinton, Darinton and others.

Early Notables of the Darrinton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Darrinton family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wm. Darrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Darrington, who settled in Allegheny Co., PA in 1823; Joseph Darrington, who arrived in Allegheny Co., PA in 1823.

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. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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