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The name Darwent is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived beside the river Darwen or Derwent in Lancashire.

Darwent Early Origins



The surname Darwent was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Darwent Spelling Variations


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Darwent 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 Darwent family name include Darwin, Darwen, Derwent, Darwent and others.

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Darwent Early History


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Darwent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darwent research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1731, 1802, 1809 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Darwent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darwent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Darwent Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darwent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Darwent Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Darwent, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Darwent (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Darwent (post 1700)



  • Rev. Frederick Darwent, of Liverpool

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Darwent Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Darwent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Darwent Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2014 at 09:56.

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