Dirlyngton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Dirlyngton come from when the family resided in the lands of Darlington which originally derived from Deorling's farm or manor.

Early Origins of the Dirlyngton family

The surname Dirlyngton 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 Dirlyngton family

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

Dirlyngton Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dirlyngton has been recorded under many different variations, including Darlington, Derlington, Darlingtone, Derlingtone and many more.

Early Notables of the Dirlyngton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dirlyngton family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dirlyngton 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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