Dirlingtom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Dirlingtom begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the lands of Darlington which originally derived from Deorling's farm or manor. [1]

Early Origins of the Dirlingtom family

The surname Dirlingtom 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. " [2]

John of Darlington (d. 1284), an Englishman was Archbishop of Dublin and theologian, "whose name suggests that either he or his family came from Darlington. He became a Dominican friar, and it is probable that he studied at Paris at the Dominican priory of St. James. " [3]

Important Dates for the Dirlingtom family

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

Dirlingtom Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dirlingtom has undergone many spelling variations, including Darlington, Derlington, Darlingtone, Derlingtone and many more.

Early Notables of the Dirlingtom family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dirlingtom family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dirlingtom were among those contributors: James Darlington who settled in Maryland in 1739; Joseph Darlington arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Abraham and John Darlington settled in Pennsylvania in 1711.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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