Ellerington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ellerington family

The surname Ellerington was first found in Northumberland at Elrington, a hamlet Cambridgeshire with Elrington Wood and Elrington Burn nearby. [1] However, we must look to Cambridgeshire to find the first record of the family. For it is there that in 1474, John Elrynton held taxable estates at that time. [1]

Early History of the Ellerington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellerington research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1455, 1487, 1520, 1566, 1553, 1554, 1688, 1732 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Ellerington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ellerington Spelling Variations

Ellerington has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Elrington, Ellrington, Elryington, Ellryngton, Elerington, Ellerington and many more.

Early Notables of the Ellerington 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 and London frequently...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ellerington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ellerington family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Elleringtons to arrive on North American shores: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.


Contemporary Notables of the name Ellerington (post 1700) +

  • William "Bill" Ellerington (1923-2015), English footballer who was capped twice for the full England national team in 1949


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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