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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Darwin surname lived beside the river Darwen or Derwent in Lancashire.

Darwin Early Origins



The surname Darwin 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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Darwin Spelling Variations


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Darwin Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Darwin are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Darwin include: Darwin, Darwen, Derwent, Darwent and others.

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Darwin Early History


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Darwin Early History



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

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Darwin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Darwin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Darwin or a variant listed above:

Darwin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Darwin who settled in Barnstable Massachusetts in 1822
  • Lewis Darwin, who landed in New York in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Darwin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Henry Darwin, aged 25, a schoolmaster, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Darwin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Darwin (post 1700)



  • Francis "Frank" Darwin FRS (1848-1925), English botanist and son of Charles R. Darwin
  • Sir Horace Darwin KBE, FRS (1851-1928), English civil engineer and son of the English naturalist Charles Darwin
  • Sir Charles Galton Darwin KBE, MC, FRS (1887-1962), English physicist and grandson of Charles Darwin
  • George Howard Darwin FRS (1845-1912), English astronomer and mathematician
  • Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), renowned English naturalist and thinker associated with the theory of evolution by natural selection
  • John Haddrick Darwin (1923-2008), Government Statistician of New Zealand from 1980 to 1984

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Darwin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Darwin 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.

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