Derlyngton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Derlyngton date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Derlyngton family lived in the lands of Darlington which originally derived from Deorling's farm or manor.

Early Origins of the Derlyngton family

The surname Derlyngton was first found in Durham at Darlington, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the S. E. division of Darlington ward. "This place, the name of which is of Saxon derivation, is of considerable antiquity, and towards the close of the tenth century was, with its dependencies, granted by Seir, son of Ulphus, in the presence of King Ethelred and Archbishop Wulston, to St. Cuthbert, patron of the see of Durham, of which Aldune was then bishop. " [1]

Important Dates for the Derlyngton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derlyngton research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Derlyngton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Derlyngton 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 Derlyngton 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 Derlyngton include: Darlington, Derlington, Darlingtone, Derlingtone and many more.

Early Notables of the Derlyngton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Derlyngton family

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 Derlyngton or a variant listed above: James Darlington who settled in Maryland in 1739; Joseph Darlington arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Abraham and John Darlington settled in Pennsylvania in 1711.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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