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The origins of the Carrington name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived at Carenton, a port town, and Chateau in Normandy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
It is thought that the first of the name in Britain was Norman Hamo de Carenton of Normandy, who came to Britain as a young attendant to his uncle at Hastings in 1066 A.D., and was rewarded for his services by grants of land in county of Chester.

Carrington Early Origins



The surname Carrington was first found in Cheshire at Carrington, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Bowdon, union of Altrincham, hundred of Bucklow. "The manor was held for more than three centuries by a family of the same name." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
" A moiety of the manor [at Ashton upon Mersey] was held for many generations by the Carringtons, and passed by a female heir of that family to the Booths." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
There are two other places named Carrington in Britain: in Lincolnshire which was "first recorded in 1812, and named after Robert Smith, Lord Carrington (1752-1838), who had lands there"; [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and in Nottinghamshire where "this village, which is of recent origin, consists partly of handsome villas, occupied by merchants and lace manufacturers, who have warehouses in Nottingham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Now part of Greater Manchester, Carrington dates back to the 12th century when it was first listed as Carrintona and possibly meant "estate associated with a man called Cara," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Carrington Spelling Variations


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Carrington Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Carrington were recorded, including Carrington, Carington, Kerrington, Karrington, Kerington, Carinton and many more.

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Carrington Early History


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Carrington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrington research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1219, 1294, 1296 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Carrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Carrington family emigrate to North America:

Carrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Carrington settled in New England in 1632
  • Edward Carrington settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1632
  • Thomas Carrington, who landed in America in 1632
  • Jo Carrington, aged 33, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Mary Carrington, aged 33, landed in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Carrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Isaac Carrington, who landed in Virginia in 1717
  • George Carrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1723
  • Daniel Carrington, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

Carrington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Douglass Carrington, aged 23, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • James Carrington, aged 37, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • J Carrington, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joseph Carrington, who arrived in Iowa in 1872

Carrington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abram Carrington, who landed in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. Abraham Carrington U.E. born in Milford, Connecticut, USA who settled in Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as passenger on the Union Transport from New York [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Abraham Carrington U.E. born in Milford, Connecticut, USA who settled in Canada c. 1783 listed as passenger on the Union Transport from New York [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Carrington U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Carrington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J Carrington, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Carrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Carrington, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Carrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • F A Carrington landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship London
  • Wellington Carrington landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
  • Wellington Carrington, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • Frederick Alonzo Carrington, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Octavius Carrington landed in Taranaki, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Stains Castle
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrington (post 1700)



  • Edward Carrington (1748-1810), American soldier and statesman, a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army, serving as quartermaster to General Nathanael Greene’s southern campaign
  • Darren Carrington (b. 1966), American NFL football safety who played from 1989 to 1996
  • Robert Frederick "Bob" Carrington (b. 1953), retired American professional NBA basketball player
  • Albert Carrington (1813-1889), American apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Fitzroy Carrington (1869-1954), English-born, American editor of The Print Collector’s Quarterly from 1911 to 1917
  • Chuck Carrington (b. 1968), American film and television actor, best known for playing Petty Officer Jason Tiner on JAG
  • Brigadier-General Gordon De L. Carrington (1894-1944), American Commanding Officer 62nd Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade (1943-1944)
  • Debbie Lee Carrington (b. 1959), American actress and stuntwoman
  • Terri Lyne Carrington (b. 1965), American jazz drummer, composer, and record producer
  • Henry Beebee Carrington (1824-1912), United States Army officer and historian
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Carrington Historic Events


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Carrington Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. A G Carrington, British Sub Lieutenant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Carrington


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Suggested Readings for the name Carrington



  • A Brief Historical Sketch of the Carrington Family by John Claiborne Carrington.

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Carrington Family Crest Products


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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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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