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The Anglo-Saxon name Dorrington comes from the family having resided in the village of Dorrington, in the county of Lincolnshire.

Dorrington Early Origins



The surname Dorrington 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 + ing + tun. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Dorrington, Shropshire 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.

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Dorrington Spelling Variations


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Dorrington Spelling Variations



Dorrington has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Dorrington, Dorington, Dorryngton, Doryngton and others.

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Dorrington Early History


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Dorrington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorrington research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1654 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Dorrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dorrington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dorrington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dorringtons to arrive on North American shores:

Dorrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Dorrington, who arrived in Maryland in 1655
  • Nicholas Dorrington, who landed in Maryland in 1661
  • Mary Dorrington, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Francis Dorrington, who landed in Maryland in 1669
  • Richard Dorrington, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dorrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Dorrington, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • William George Dorrington, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Dorrington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Dorrington, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Joseph Dorrington, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1823

Dorrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Dorrington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • James Dorrington, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • James Dorrington, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • Samuel Dorrington, aged 37, a brickmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Dorrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Dorrington, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • Mary Dorrington, aged 25, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • Annie Dorrington, aged 7, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • Frederick Dorrington, aged 3, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • William Dorrington, aged 9 months, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorrington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorrington (post 1700)



  • William E Dorrington (1852-1926), English Chairman and Treasurer of the Manchester Royal Exchange Limited
  • John "Jack" Dorrington (1881-1944), English professional footballer
  • Paul Dorrington, English guitarist and bassist, best known for his work with the group The Wedding Present
  • Grant Stephen Dorrington OAM BEM (b. 1948), Australian rules football administrator
  • Art Dorrington (b. 1930), African Canadian professional NHL ice hockey center, the first black hockey player to sign an NHL contract in 1950

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Dorrington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dorrington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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