Early Origins of the Elerington family
The surname Elerington was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1474 when John Elrynton held taxable estates in that shire.
Early History of the Elerington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elerington research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1455, 1487, 1520, 1566, 1553, 1554, 1688, 1732 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Elerington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elerington Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Elerington has been recorded under many different variations, including Elrington, Ellrington, Elryington, Ellryngton, Elerington, Ellerington and many more.
Early Notables of the Elerington family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Elrington or Elderton (?1520-1566), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for New Shoreham in October 1553 and Bramber in November 1554; and Thomas Elrington (1688-1732), an English actor, born in London who frequented Ireland
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Migration of the Elerington family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Elerington or a variant listed above: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.