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Efington Early Origins



The surname Efington was first found in Leicestershire at Evington, now an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester. Up until the 1930s, it was a small village that dated back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Avintone and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Eafa," from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, it was part of the Gartree wapentake, land held by Hugh de Grandmesnil. There was land enough for 7 ploughs and included a mill and was worth 40 shillings. Another Evington in Gloucestershire was listed as Givingtune at that time was also found in in this reference. This hamlet, now in the parish of Leigh was land held by St Peter of Westminster and was in the Deerhurst hundred. Rather small, it had land enough for 1 hide and 1 virgate and was administered by William fitzBaderon. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Evington in Leicestershire where Ivo was under-tenant to Hugh de Grandesnmil. The Lords of Evington are not believed to be related as they were originally Greys who became Lords of Evington in the 13th century.

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Efington Spelling Variations


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Efington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Evington, Effington, Efington, Everington, Evinton, Everinton, Evingdon, Everingdon, Ivington, Iffington and many more.

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Efington Early History


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Efington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Efington research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1221 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Efington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Efington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Efington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Evins, who settled in Maryland in 1674; Ja Evins, who arrived in Virginia in 1681; Francis Everington, who came to Virginia in 1699; Dorothy Hevington, who arrived in Virginia in 1705.

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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. 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).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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