Dorrington Family History
Dorrington Name Meaning
English (Middlesex and Essex): habitational name from any of several places with a similar range of medieval forms including Durrington (Sussex) Dorrington in Woore and Derrington in Ditton Priors (both Shropshire) Durrington (Wiltshire) and Dorrington (Lincolnshire). These placenames all mean ‘farmstead associated with a man called Dēor(a)’ from an Old English personal name Dēora or Dēor + the connective particle -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press