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Cherington is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cherington family lived in Bedfordshire, at Charrington Hall.

Cherington Early Origins



The surname Cherington was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cherington Spelling Variations


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Cherington Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Charrington, Charington, Chariton and others.

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Cherington Early History


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Cherington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cherington research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cherington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cherington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cherington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cherington Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cherington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Cherington, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • William Cherington, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • Martha Cherington, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cherington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cherington (post 1700)



  • A. E. Cherington, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 21st District, 1909-10

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Cherington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cherington 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:10.

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