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The name Edington has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Eddington or Edington, places found in Berkshire, Northumberland, Somerset and Wiltshire. The place-name is derived from the old English personal name Eadwynn or Eatha, and tun, a suffix denoting enclosure, farm, settlement, or town.

Edington Early Origins



The surname Edington was first found in Northumberland and later in Berwickshire where the old barony so named was located in the parish of Chirnside. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Edrington is a medieval estate which dates back to at least the 14th century located in the lower part of Mordington parish in Berwickshire. One of the first records of the family was William Edington (died 1366), the English bishop and administrator. He served as Bishop of Winchester from 1346 until his death, Keeper of the Wardrobe (1341-1344), Treasurer (1344-1356), and lastly Chancellor from 1356 to 1363. He founded the Edington Priory in Wiltshire and starting the extensive rebuilding of Winchester Cathedral.

Sir Robert de Lawedre of Edrington (died 1425) was a Burgess of Edinburgh and a confidant of King Robert III and guardian of his son, the future James I of Scotland. Edington is a parish in the union of Westbury and Whorwelsdown, hundred of Whorwelsdown in Wiltshire. "The bishops of Salisbury had a palace here, which was plundered and destroyed during the rebellion of Jack Cade, in 1450, when Bishop Ayscough was dragged from the altar of his chapel, where he was officiating at mass, and stoned to death on a neighbouring hill." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Erdington in Warwickshire was another ancient family seat. "The manor originally belonged to the earls of Mercia, and was given at the time of the Conquest to William Fitz-Ausculf, from whose descendants it passed in the reign of John to Thomas de Erdington, that monarch's ambassador to the court of Spain, by whose family the ancient manor-house, now Erdington Hall, was built." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Edington Spelling Variations


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Edington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Edington have been found, including Eddington, Edington, Edlington, Erdington, Eddingtone and many more.

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Edington Early History


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Edington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edington research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1296, 1346, 1479, 1594, 1850, 1366, 1346, 1341, 1344, 1344, 1356 and 1356 are included under the topic Early Edington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Henri Erdington; and William Edington (died 1366), Bishop of Winchester from 1346 until his death, Keeper of the wardrobe from...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edington In Ireland


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Edington In Ireland



Some of the Edington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Edington, or a variant listed above:

Edington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Edington settled in Jamaica in 1684

Edington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Edington, who landed in New York in 1824

Edington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. J. Edington, aged 48, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1901
  • John Edington, aged 50, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1906
  • Minne Edington, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Lillian Mary Edington, aged 20, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Angus Edington, aged 24, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Edington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847
  • Charles Edington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edington (post 1700)



  • Jacob "Stump" Edington (1891-1969), American Major League Baseball right fielder who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1912
  • Patricia Edington, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1984; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1984, 1996, 2000
  • C. N. Edington, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1903
  • George Gordon Edington CBE, FRICS, FRSA (b. 1945), English businessman, and writer, Vice President of British Property Federation (since May 1997)
  • Alexander Edington MD CM FRSE (1860-1928), Scottish bacteriologist and medical author, known for his extensive studies of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918
  • Sophie Edington (b. 1984), Australian nine-time gold medalist world record holding swimmer

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Edington Historic Events


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Edington Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. George Edington, British Boy 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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