The ancestors of the Dauyngton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Dorrington, in the county of Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Dauyngton family
The surname Dauyngton 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 Dauyngton family
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Dauyngton Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dauyngton include Dorrington, Dorington, Dorryngton, Doryngton and others.
Early Notables of the Dauyngton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dauyngton family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Nicholas Dorington who settled in Virginia in 1623; Charles, Michael, Thomas, William, and William George, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1773 and 1875..