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Dorrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Dorrington. One in Lincolnshire and one in Shropshire (near Woore) get the name from Old English Deoringtun ‘settlement (tun) associated with Deor(a)’ (see Dear); another in Shropshire (near Condover) was earlier Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Darrington, Norrington, Derrington, Harrington, Barrington

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Dorrington Family Origin

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Dorrington Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Laundress

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Laundress and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorrington. The most common Dorrington occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Dorrington's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Dorrington family was Farmer.

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