Early Origins of the Ellryngton family
The surname Ellryngton was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1474 when John Elrynton held taxable estates in that shire.
Early History of the Ellryngton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellryngton research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1455, 1487, 1520, 1566, 1553, 1554, 1688, 1732 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Ellryngton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ellryngton Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ellryngton were recorded, including Elrington, Ellrington, Elryington, Ellryngton, Elerington, Ellerington and many more.
Early Notables of the Ellryngton family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Elrington or Elderton (?1520-1566), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for New Shoreham in October 1553 and Bramber in November 1554; and Thomas Elrington (1688-1732), an English actor, born in London who frequented Ireland
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Migration of the Ellryngton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ellryngton family emigrate to North America: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.