Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Dorrington, in the county of Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Doryngton family
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. 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.
Early History of the Doryngton family
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Doryngton Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Doryngton were recorded, including Dorrington, Dorington, Dorryngton, Doryngton and others.
Early Notables of the Doryngton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doryngton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Doryngton family emigrate to 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..
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