Erins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Erins family

The surname Erins was first found in Northumberland 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.

Important Dates for the Erins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Erins research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1665, 1699, 1699, 1739, 1657, 1745, 1715 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Erins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Erins Spelling Variations

The name, Erins, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Errington, Erringden, Erington and others.

Early Notables of the Erins family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was The Blessed George Errington of Hurst Castle (died 1596), English Roman Catholic layman and martyr; Francis Errington (1665-1699), a papist of the landed gentry branch of Walwick Grange, Northumberland; and his...
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Migration of the Erins family

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Erins surname who came to North America were: Abraham Errington who settled in Charleston Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Errington settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635; Richard Errington settled in Virginia in 1642..

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