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The name Downink first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Downing, Oxfordshire.

Downink Early Origins



The surname Downink was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Downink Spelling Variations


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Downink Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Downink has appeared include Downing, Doning, Douning, Duning and others.

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Downink Early History


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Downink Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Downink research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1400, 1672, 1623, 1684, 1st , 1656, 1711, 1685 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Downink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Downink Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Downink Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir George Downing (1623-1684), 1st Baronet, an Anglo-Irish soldier, statesman, and diplomat, eponym of Downing Street in London. ; Sir George...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Downink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Downink In Ireland


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Downink In Ireland



Some of the Downink family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Downink arrived in North America very early: Francis Downing, who came to Virginia in 1624; James Downing and Emanuel Downing who both settled in Salem in 1630; Richard Downing, who settled in Virginia in 1653.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Downink Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Downink 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.

    This page was last modified on 31 July 2012 at 10:16.

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