Errington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Errington family

The surname Errington 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.

Early History of the Errington family

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

Errington Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Errington 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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United States Errington migration to the United States +

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 Errington surname who came to North America were:

Errington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abraham Errington who settled in Charleston Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Errington, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635
  • Richard Errington, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Richard Errington, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [1]
  • Thomas Errington, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1642 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Errington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Errington, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1768 [1]

Australia Errington migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Errington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Errington, aged 36, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [2]
  • Margaret Errington, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [3]
  • William Errington, British Convict from Gibraltar, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • Joseph Errington, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

New Zealand Errington migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Errington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Errington, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Errington (post 1700) +

  • George Errington (1804-1886), British Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop of Plymouth (1851-1855), Coadjutor Archbishop of Westminster (1855-1860), the second of the three sons of Thomas Errington, Esq [5]
  • Sue E. Errington, American politician, Democratic Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
  • William F. Errington, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 42nd District, 1974 [6]
  • Sue Errington, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008 [6]
  • William Errington (1716-1768), English Roman Catholic priest, son of Mark Errington, gentleman, of Wiltshire, and his wife Martha (Baker), founder of Sedgley Park School [5]
  • John Edward Errington (1806-1862), English civil engineer, known for his work on railway construction, specifically the Caledonian Railway in 1848, the Clydesdale Junction Railway, the Scottish Central Railway, the Scottish Midland Junction Railway, and the Aberdeen Railway [5]
  • Anthony Errington (d. 1719), English Catholic divine, a member of the Northumbrian family
  • John Errington (b. 1949), birth name of John Miles, an English rock music vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player, best known for his 1976 Top 3 UK hit single, "Music"
  • Sir John Errington (1810-1893), 12th Baronet of Hooton, English peer
  • Sir Rowland Errington (1809-1875), 11th Baronet of Hooton, English peer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. R H Errington, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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