Anglo-Saxon name Eltherington comes from the family having resided in Hetherington which was in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Eltherington family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Eltherington family
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Eltherington Spelling Variations
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: Etherington, Ethrington, Ethlington and others.
Early Notables of the Eltherington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eltherington family to Ireland
Some of the Eltherington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eltherington family to the New World and Oceana
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 Eltheringtons to arrive on North American shores: Jon Etherington sailed to Barbados in 1634. Later he moved his family to the nearby island of St. Christopher. In 1771 Terrence Etherington sailed into the harbour of New York. Robert Etherington was to join him three years later in 1774. Later members of the Etherington family name were to join other colonists who settled in New England..
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