Erion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Erion family
The surname Erion 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 Erion family
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Erion Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Erion occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Errington, Erringden, Erington and others.
Early Notables of the Erion 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 Erion family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Erion, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Abraham Errington who settled in Charleston Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Errington settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635; Richard Errington settled in Virginia in 1642..