Early Origins of the Elryington family
The surname Elryington 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.
Early History of the Elryington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elryington 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 Elryington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elryington Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Elryington has been spelled many different ways, including Elrington, Ellrington, Elryington, Ellryngton, Elerington, Ellerington and many more.
Early Notables of the Elryington 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 Elryington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Elryington family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Elryingtons to arrive in North America: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.