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When the ancestors of the Elkington family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Lincolnshire, at the Manor of Elkington, near Louth.

Elkington Early Origins



The surname Elkington was first found in Lincolnshire at either North Elkington or South Elkington, parishes in the union of Louth, Wold division of the hundred of Louth-Eske. Both parishes were originally one and were recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Alchinton. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Hence the name is conjecturally descended from William de Percy who held his lands from Ivo Tailbois, a tenant in chief. At that time the village of Elkington (Alchinton) consisted of one church, one chapel, a mill and a mill site. Elkington is also a deserted medieval village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire. Listed in 1377 as having 30 households, by 1412 there was none.

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Elkington Spelling Variations


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Elkington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Elkington have been found, including Elkinton, Alkington, Elchington and others.

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Elkington Early History


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Elkington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elkington research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Elkington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elkington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elkington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elkington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Elkington were among those contributors:

Elkington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Elkington, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1736
  • George Elkington, who was on record in New Jersey in 1738
  • George Elkington, who landed in New Jersey in 1738

Elkington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Elkington, who arrived in New York in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elkington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elkington (post 1700)



  • Norman Elkington, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936
  • John Elkington, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008
  • David Clement Elkington (b. 1891), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Algiers, 1918-24; Casablanca, 1926; Cobh, 1927-29
  • George Richards Elkington (1801-1865), successful manufacturer from Birmingham, England, who patented the first commercial electroplating process
  • Steve John Elkington (b. 1962), Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. 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.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Elkington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elkington 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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