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Early Origins of the Elrington family

The surname Elrington 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 Elrington family

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Elrington Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Elrington has undergone many spelling variations, including Elrington, Ellrington, Elryington, Ellryngton, Elerington, Ellerington and many more.

Early Notables of the Elrington family

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 a...
  • The Elrington and Bosworth Professorship of Anglo-Saxon is the senior professorship in Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge was founded in 1878 by Joseph Bosworth. It was named after its creator...

Australia Elrington migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Elrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Louisa Elrington, aged 18, a milliner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Elrington (post 1700) +

  • Christopher Robin Elrington FRHistS FSA (1930-2009), English historian, best known for his work with the Victoria County History, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1964, and of the Royal Historical Society in 1969
  • Charles Richard Elrington (1787-1850), Irish Church of Ireland cleric and academic, regius professor of divinity in the University of Dublin and author of numerous words on Rev. James Ussher
  • Thomas Elrington (1760-1835), Irish Provost of Trinity College, Dublin (1811-1820), Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe from (1820-1822) and Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin
  • Wilfred Peter "Sedi" Elrington, Belizean politician, former Attorney-General of Belize and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2008-2010)
  • Francis Elrington Ball (1863-1928), Irish author, best known for his work "The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921"

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved on Facebook