Atlington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Atlington family
The surname Atlington 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.  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."  "The Adlington family held lands here in the reign of Edward II, and for many subsequent generations."  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 Atlington family
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Atlington Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Atlington occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Adlington, Adlinton, Adlenton, Adelington, Addlington, Addlinton, Atlington, Attlington and many more.
Early Notables of the Atlington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atlington family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Atlington, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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..
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.