The name Durrington is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Dorrington, in the county of Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Durrington family
The surname Durrington 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
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 Durrington family
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Durrington Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Durrington are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Durrington include: Dorrington, Dorington, Dorryngton, Doryngton and others.
Early Notables of the Durrington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Durrington family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Durrington or a variant listed above:
Durrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Durrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1629 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)