According to the below book the first recorded Darlington was the Arch Bishop of Dublin, John de Darlington 1252.
Was Darlington the name of a place? Even a castle or a manor or tiny village, could have been used.
They go on the say that they think it is a Saxon name. The next written account is a Darlington in London in 1484. They think the London Darlingtons came from the Chester area.
Title: Genealogy of the Darlington family : a record of the descendants of Abraham Darlington of Birmingham, Chester Co., Penna., and some other families of the name
Authors: Cope, Gilbert,
City of Publication: Westchester, Pa.
Page Count: 694
Notes: "Printed by the committee for the family."
coats of arms.
Reel/Fiche Number: Genealogy and local history ; G1064
Subject Headings: Darlington family.
Free on Heritage Quest which is available from some libraries, I access it from home.
I am looking for a Joseph Darlington, last know address was Levy County Florida around 1900. His father may have been Charles.
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