The name Dorryngton is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Dorrington, in the county of Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Dorryngton family
The surname Dorryngton 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 Dorryngton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorryngton research.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1654 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Dorryngton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dorryngton Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dorryngton has been spelled many different ways, including Dorrington, Dorington, Dorryngton, Doryngton and others.
Early Notables of the Dorryngton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dorryngton family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dorryngtons to arrive in North America: Nicholas Dorington who settled in Virginia in 1623; Charles, Michael, Thomas, William, and William George, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1773 and 1875..