The Dorington name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Dorrington, in the county of Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Dorington family
The surname Dorington 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 Dorington family
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Dorington 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 Dorington has undergone many spelling variations
, including Dorrington, Dorington, Dorryngton, Doryngton and others.
Early Notables of the Dorington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dorington family to the New World and Oceana
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 Dorington were among those contributors:
Dorington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Nicholas Dorington who settled in Virginia in 1623
Dorington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles, Michael, Thomas, William, and William George Dorington, all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1773 and 1875