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The ancient roots of the Addington family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Addington comes from when the family lived in one of several places named Addington in the counties of Devon, Kent, Surrey, Northamptonshire, and Buckinghamshire. The manor in Addington in Surrey has an interesting story to tell. "The manor is held by the singular tenure of making and presenting to the king, at his coronation, a mess of pottage called mewpergynon; subject to the performance of which, a carucate of land here was granted to Tezelin, cook to William the Conqueror." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Addington Early Origins



The surname Addington was first found in any of the aforementioned counties in Britain. Due to the rather large number of villages and parishes named Addington, one would presume that the name was derived from a local feature such as a hill or valley, but this in not the case. Literally the place name means "estate associated with a man called Eadda or Aeddi," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Indeed there are at least four listings of the place name in the Domesday Book of 1086: Edintone (Buckinghamshire); Eddintone (Greater London); Eddintune (Kent); and Edintone (Northamptonshire.) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Some of the first listings of the surname include: William de Adinton in the Pipe Rolls of Buckinghamshire in 1176; Hugh de Adinton in the Assize Rolls of 1202; and Gilbert de Adintun who was listed in Surrey in 1226. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Addington Spelling Variations


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Addington Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Addington has appeared include Addington, Adington, Adinton, Addinton and others.

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Addington Early History


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Addington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Addington research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1644 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Addington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Addington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Addington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Addington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Addington arrived in North America very early:

Addington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonathan Addington, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Isaac Addington, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Isaac Addington, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1650
  • Benjamin Addington also settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Laurence Addington in Barbados 1684

Addington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Addington, aged 49, landed in Missouri in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Addington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Addington (post 1700)



  • David Spears Addington (b. 1957), American 11th Chief of Staff to Vice President of the United States-Dick Cheney (2005-2009)
  • Steve Addington (b. 1964), American NASCAR crew chief
  • Wendell P. Addington Jr. (1953-1998), American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976
  • Keene Harwood Addington (1878-1922), American politician, Mayor of Lake Forest, Illinois, 1917-19
  • James A. Addington, American politician, Mayor of Westmont, Illinois, 1993-97
  • E. A. Addington, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 28th District, 1992
  • Donna Addington, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1964
  • Stephen Addington (1729-1796), English dissenting clergyman and teacher
  • Anthony Addington (1713-1790), English physician, writer, father of Henry Addington, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Henry Addington (1757-1844), 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1804
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Libertas sub Rege Pio
Motto Translation: Liberty under a pious King.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Addington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Addington 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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