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Where did the English Harington family come from? What is the English Harington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Harington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Harington family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Harington comes from when the family resided at a local named Harrington, in Cumberland. Today, Harrington is on the Cumbrian coast with a population of about 5000. There is a small hamlet named Harrington in Lincolnshire and a small village and civil parish in Northamptonshire so named. The name was derived from the Old English Hoeferingtun which meant "settlement associated with Hoefer" or "settlement on stony ground". 
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Harington has been recorded under many different variations, including Harrington, Harington and others.
First found in Cumberland, where the first record of the name was Robert de Heverington in the reign of Richard I (1189-1199). William de Harinton was listed in the Assize Rolls on Lancashire in 1202 and Richard de Harington was listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum of 1274. John Harington was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327.  A few years later, Ricardus de Heryngton was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax records of 1379. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harington research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1275, 1674, 1st , 1347, 1328, 1363, 1357, 1406, 1607, 1680, 1646, 1653, 1654, 1655, 1611, 1677 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Harington History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 127 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Harington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Harington or a variant listed above:
Harington Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Harington Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Harington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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