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Early Origins of the Cherrington family

The surname Cherrington was first found in Wiltshire at Sherrington, a village and civil parish on the River Wylye in Wiltshire where remains of a motte-and-bailey castle, presumably from late in the 11th or early in the 12th century can still be found today.

By 1252, Sherrington had a parish church dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian in 1341. However the village dates back to 896 when it was listed as Scoranston, but later was spelt Scarenstone in the Domesday Book [1] and meant "stone or rock on a steep slope" from the Old English "scir + "wudu". [2]

The Cherrington variant originates in Shropshire at Cherrington, a village in the civil parish of Tibberton and Cherrington which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Cerlintone and later in 1230 as Cherington. The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Ceorra," having derived from the Old English personal name + -ing + tun [2]

Early History of the Cherrington family

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Cherrington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sherrington, Sherington, Cherrington and others.

Early Notables of the Cherrington family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Sharington or Sherington (1495?-1553), was "Vice-Treasurer of the Mint at Bristol who came of an old Norfolk family, and was the eldest son of Thomas Sherington (d. 1527?) He entered the service of Sir Francis Bryan, and subsequently became page of the king's robes. In 1540 he bought the dissolved Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire. Sharington bought up large quantities of church plate from the Somerset villagers, and during May, June, and July, coined it into testons. He also made over 4,000 shillings in three years by shearing and clipping coins, and to...
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United States Cherrington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cherrington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Cherrington, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [3]

New Zealand Cherrington 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:

Cherrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Cherrington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Rebecca Cherrington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Isaac Cherrington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Harriet Cherrington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Cherrington (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Cherrington (1877-1950), American temperance journalist
  • Thomas Cherrington, American Republican politician, Circuit Judge in Ohio 4th Circuit, 1885-1911 [4]
  • Stanley Cherrington, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Ohio auditor of state, 1928 [4]
  • Henry W. Cherrington, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944 [4]
  • Grace Anne Cherrington, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2012 [4]
  • Amyot W. Cherrington, American politician, Mayor of Springville, Utah, 1954 [4]
  • Norman Cherrington (1935-2010), English professional rugby league footballer
  • Te Paea Cherrington (1878-1937), New Zealand tribal leader
  • The Rt Rev Cecil Arthur Cherrington (1877-1950), English eminent Anglican Bishop, Bishop of Waikato (1926-1950), awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935
  • Anthony Cherrington (b. 1988), New Zealand professional rugby league footballer from Auckland

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook