The surname Normington was originally a habitation name, that is, a surname derived from a place-name. The Normington family took the name of a town of Normanville in the French province of Normandy
, prior to emigration to Britain.
Early Origins of the Normington family
The surname Normington was first found in Berwickshire
an ancient county of Scotland
, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat
being descended from John of Normanville in Yvetot in Normandy
. Conjecturally, this John was granted lands by King David of Scotland
while he was Earl of Huntingdon
. John de Normanville followed the king and was granted his lands in Berwick in 1124.
Early History of the Normington family
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Normington Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Normanville, Normanmile, Normanvill, Normansvill, Normanswell, Normansell, Norvell, Norval, Norvall, Norvill, Norville, Norvel, Norvell, Norvyle, Norwald, Norwell, Norvaile and many more.
Early Notables of the Normington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Normington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Normington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Normington, who landed in Virginia in 1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Normington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Normington, aged 32, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
- Michael Normington, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
Contemporary Notables of the name Normington (post 1700)
- Grant Normington (b. 1990), English former professional footballer who played from 2008 to 2011
- Sir David John Normington GCB, British First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments
- John Normington (1937-2007), English actor, member of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing in more than 20 RSC productions
The Normington Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Spem renovant alae
Motto Translation: Its wings renew its hope.