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Early Origins of the Dillington family

The surname Dillington was first found in Norfolk at Dillington, a hamlet, in the parish of East Dereham, union of Mitford and Launditch, hundred of Launditch. [1]

Here, the name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as a tenant of the village and lands of Didlington or Dillington, held by William de Warren, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [2]

The Tillinghast variant originated in Sussex at Tillinghurst where the first on record was Ralph de Tellingherst who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1230. [3]

Early History of the Dillington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dillington research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1575, 1664, 1604, 1655, 1634, 1687, 1659, 1685, 1664, 1689, 1706, 1622, 1718, 1678 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Dillington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dillington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dillington, Didlington, Dillinton, Dillenton, Dillonton, Dyllington, Dillyngton, Tillington, Tilington and many more.

Early Notables of the Dillington family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Dillington, 1st Baronet (ca. 1575-1664), an English aristocrat; John Tillinghast (1604-1655), an English clergyman and Fifth-monarchy man, known for his confrontation with Oliver Cromwell, and millenarian writings; Sir Robert Dillington, 2nd Baronet (ca. 1634-1687), an English politician...
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Migration of the Dillington family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook