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The name Allington arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Allington family lived in Allington, in one of the many places so named throughout southern England. The reason for the multiple villages lies in part from the literal meaning of the place name "farmstead of the princes," from the Old English word "aetheling" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
There are at least three listings in the Domesday Book of 1086: Adelingetone (Lincolnshire); Adelingtone (Wiltshire); and Alintone (East Alington, Devon.) In this latter case, the place name could have derived from "farmstead associated with a man called Aella or Aelle," from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Allington Castle is a stone-built moated castle in Allington, Kent that was restored in 1895 to its former full glory and is today open to the public.

Allington Early Origins



The surname Allington was first found in Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire. The ancient Barons Alington were the scions of this family name and they first settled in Horseheath, in Cambridgeshire. The first Lord of the Manor was Sir Hildebrand de Alington who was an under Marshall to William the Conqueror at Hastings. The main branch of the family became extinct but a younger son of Sir Giles Alington held the family seat at Swinhope in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
It is from this branch the family ultimately descend.

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Allington Spelling Variations


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Allington Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Alington, Arlington, Allington and others.

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Allington Early History


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Allington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allington research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1682, 1446, 1410, 1416, 1429, 1400, 1459, 1433, 1436, 1439, 1500, 1586, 1648, 1659, 1641, 1685, 1681, 1685, 1680, 1691, 1641, 1723, 1680, 1691, 1610, 1648, 1642, 1641, 1659, 1641, 1685, 1681, 1685, 1681 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Allington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Alington (died 1446), Speaker of the House of Commons, MP for Cambridgeshire, 1410, 1416, 1429; William Allington of Horseheath (1400-1459), MP for Cambridgeshire, 1433, 1436, 1439; Giles Alington, Lord of Horseheath (1500-1586); William Alington, 1st Baron Alington (died 1648); Giles Alington...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allington In Ireland


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Allington In Ireland



Some of the Allington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Allington or a variant listed above:

Allington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Allington, who arrived in Virginia in 1625
  • Henry Allington, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Henry Allington who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • John Allington, who came to Philadelphia in 1682
  • John Allington, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Allington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Allington, who arrived in Maryland in 1725

Allington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Allington, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1892

Allington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Allington, aged 28, who landed in America from Hampton, England, in 1913
  • Lizzie L Allington, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Teddington, England, in 1913
  • Constance Allington, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1913
  • Edith Allington, aged 50, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1913
  • William Allington, aged 68, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Allington, aged 36, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Ettey Allington, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Henry Allington, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Caroline Allington, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allington (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Baird Allington (1903-1966), American Minor league baseball player and manager
  • Randy Allington (b. 1975), American professional football player
  • Richard Allington, American scholar and researcher
  • Mabel Allington (1874-1941), English artist most known for her woodcuts
  • Edward Allington (b. 1951), English artist and sculptor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

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