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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 397 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARENTIN, a town of northern France, in the department of Seine-Inferieure, 11 m. N.N.W. of Rouen by rail. Pop. (1906) 5245. The town is situated in the valley of the Austreberthe, a small affluent of the Seine, here crossed at a height of Too ft. by a fine railway viaduct 540 yds. long. The manufacture of cotton fabrics is' the principal industry.
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Comrades from Barentin joined William of Normandy when he invaded England in 1066, and he rewarded them with manors in England. In England, they were referred to as "de Barentin" (French for "of Barentin"), but the "de" came to be dropped. People of today with the surname Berington, Berrington, Barentin, Berinton, Barenten, Barenton, Barentine, Barentyn, Barrington, etc are probably descended from the 1066 invaders from Barentin in Normandy.
Our surname is Paradine, we have been told by a family researcher that this family originated from Barentin. Can anyone verify this?
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