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Early Origins of the Adelington family

The surname Adelington was first found in Lancashire at Adlington, a small town and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Eduluintune. [1]

Adlington was part of the Penwortham barony granted to Randle de Marsey and later held by the Ferrers. The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Eadwulf," from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun." [2]

"The Adlington family held lands here in the reign of Edward II, and for many subsequent generations." [3] In 1202 Walter de Adlington granted six oxgangs of land to Siward de Duxbury. By 1288, Hugh de Adlington and Adam de Duxbury each held a moiety of the manor of William de Ferrers. Adlington Hall was a grand Georgian country house but was demolished in the 1960s.

Adlington, Cheshire is a village and civil parish and home to Adlington Hall, a country house with a great hall that was constructed between 1480 and 1505. This latter village was ancestral home to the Leghs.

Early History of the Adelington family

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Adelington Spelling Variations

The name Adelington, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Adlington, Adlinton, Adlenton, Adelington, Addlington, Addlinton, Atlington, Attlington and many more.

Early Notables of the Adelington family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Adlington (fl. 1566) English translator of the Elizabethan era in the "golden age of translations". His translation of Apuleius' 2nd century...
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Migration of the Adelington family

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Adelington family, or who bore a variation of the surname Adelington were George Adlington, who arrived in Baltimore in 1758; William Adlington, who came to Philadelphia in 1865; and Chas Addlington, who was on record in Toronto in 1871..

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook