Charrington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Charrington family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Bedfordshire, at Charrington Hall.

Early Origins of the Charrington family

The surname Charrington was first found in Bedfordshire. However, Cherington is a parish, in the union of Tetbury, hundred of Longtree, in Gloucestershire [1] and there is another Cherington found in Warwickshire. Of the two, the parish in Gloucestershire is the oldest as that one dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Cerintone. The Warwickshire parish dates back to 1199 when it was listed as Chiriton. Both meant "village with a church" from the Old English words "cirice" + "tun." [2]

Early History of the Charrington family

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Charrington Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Charrington, Charington, Chariton and others.

Early Notables of the Charrington family (pre 1700)

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United States Charrington migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Charrington or a variant listed above were:

Charrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Charrington (or Charriton), who settled in Maryland in 1634

Australia Charrington migration to Australia +

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

Charrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Charrington who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Burrell" on 31st December 1831, arriving in New South Wales [3]

West Indies Charrington migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Charrington Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Charrington and his family, who settled in Barbados in 1776

Contemporary Notables of the name Charrington (post 1700) +

  • John Arthur Charrington (1905-1979), President of Bass Charrington Breweries
  • Sir John Charrington (1886-1977), English businessman
  • Brigadier Harold Vincent Spencer Charrington (1886-1965), English military officer with the Prince of Wales's Royal Lancers


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/burrell
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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