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Elrington Early Origins



The surname Elrington 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.

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Elrington Spelling Variations


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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.

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Elrington Early History


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Elrington Early History



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

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Elrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elrington Early Notables (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 Elrington 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Elrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Elrington, aged 18, a milliner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elrington (post 1700)


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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)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Elrington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elrington 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2014 at 08:23.

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