Cherington is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in
of 1066. The Cherington family lived in
, at Charrington Hall.
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.