Ellrington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ellrington family

The surname Ellrington 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 Ellrington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellrington 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 Ellrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ellrington 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 Ellrington have been found, including Elrington, Ellrington, Elryington, Ellryngton, Elerington, Ellerington and many more.

Early Notables of the Ellrington 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...
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Migration of the Ellrington family

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 Ellrington, or a variant listed above: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.



  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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