The ancestry of the name Dauington dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Dorrington, in the county of Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Dauington family
The surname Dauington was first found in Lincolnshire
at Dorrington, a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed at Derintone and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Deora," from the Old English personal name
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Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
is a large village about 6 miles (10 km) south of Shrewsbury. This village dates back to 1198 when in was listed as Dodinton and has a similar origin and meaning as the latter entry.
Early History of the Dauington family
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Dauington Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dauington have been found, including Dorrington, Dorington, Dorryngton, Doryngton and others.
Early Notables of the Dauington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dauington family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Dauington, or a variant listed above: Nicholas Dorington who settled in Virginia in 1623; Charles, Michael, Thomas, William, and William George, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1773 and 1875..