Barrington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Barrington was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Barrington family lived in parishes at Cambridge, Berkshire, Somerset and Gloucester. Their original family seat was at Barentin in Normandy, and they were one of a group of families that draw their name from this location.

Early Origins of the Barrington family

The surname Barrington was first found in Cambridge and Lincolnshire where they have held a family seat from very ancient times. Barrington or De Barenton was located near Caudebec, Normandy. [1] They were granted manors and estates by Duke William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Barrington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrington research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1917, 1588, 1570, 1628, 1601, 1611, 1621, 1628, 1644, 1621, 1629, 1605, 1683, 1645, 1648, 1660, 1679, 1671, 1715 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Barrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barrington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Barrington have been found, including Barrington, Barentin, Berrington, Berington, Berinton, Barenten, Barenton, Barentine, Barentyn, Barrinton, Barrenkton, Barringston and many more.

Early Notables of the Barrington family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Berrington, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1588; Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet (ca. 1570-1628), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Essex (1601-1611) and (1621-1628); his son, Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet (died 1644)...
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Migration of the Barrington family to Ireland

Some of the Barrington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Barrington migration to the United States

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Barrington were among those contributors:

Barrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Barrington, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [2]
  • Fra Barrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [2]
  • Isaac Barrington, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Doane Barrington, who landed in Maryland in 1659 [2]
  • Isaac Barrington, who landed in Barbados in 1663 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Barrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Barrington, who settled in North Carolina in 1701
Barrington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Timothy Barrington, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822
  • Timothy Barrington, aged 30, who arrived in America in 1822 [2]
  • John Barrington, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]
  • B F Barrington, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Barrington migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barrington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Barrington, who settled in King's Cove, Newfoundland in 1815 [3]
  • John Barrington, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breakwater" from Plymouth, England
Barrington Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John Barrington was a MicMac Indian Trapper in 1905 who who followed the practice of guides, taking the name of an employer, he had hunting grounds "on the eastern side of the Tolt," Newfoundland and lived to be 103 years of age

Barrington migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Barrington, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • Elizabeth Barrington, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [5]
  • Charles Barrington, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"
  • Stephen Barrington, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Barrington migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Barrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John M. Barrington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Estrella" in 1870
  • Frederick C. Barrington, aged 25, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Fanny M. Barrington, aged 23, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Frederick W. Barrington, aged 2, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Mary Barrington, aged 28, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrington (post 1700)

  • William Robinson Barrington (1796-1844), American politician, Mayor of Piqua, Ohio, 1840, 1843 [6]
  • Don Barrington (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Member of Oklahoma State Senate 31st District; Elected 2004, 2008 [6]
  • John Shute Barrington (1678-1734), 1st Viscount Barrington, an English lawyer and theologian [7]
  • Daines Barrington FRS, FSA (1727-1800), English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist, fourth son of John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington [7]
  • Joey Barrington (b. 1980), English professional squash player, son of Jonah Barrington
  • James "Jimmy" Barrington (b. 1901), English footballer
  • George Bainbridge Barrington (1857-1942), English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire between 1880 and 1887
  • Patrick William Daines Barrington (1918-1990), 11th Viscount Barrington, English nobleman
  • Herbert Barrington (1872-1933), English actor
  • Ernest Barrington (1909-1985), English Zoologist
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Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019
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