Dorrington Family History
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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