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Essington Early Origins



The surname Essington was first found in South Staffordshire, at Essington, a village and civil parish that dates back to 996 when it was listed as Esingetun. By the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had changed to Eseningetone. The Domesday Book lists Eseningetone as part of the Cuttlestone hundred, land held by William fitzAnsculf and comprised 2 hides of land and was large enough for 6 ploughs. Countess Godgifu held the Hundred at that time on behalf of fitzAnsculf. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "farmstead or the family or followers of a man called Esne," from the Old English personal name + "inga" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Essington Spelling Variations


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Essington Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Essington were recorded, including Essington, Esington, Easington, Essinton and many more.

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Essington Early History


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Essington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Essington research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Essington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Essington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Essington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Essington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Essington family emigrate to North America:

Essington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Essington, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • John Essington, who landed in New Jersey in 1681

Essington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Essington, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

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Contemporary Notables of the name Essington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Essington (post 1700)



  • Sir William Essington KCB (1753-1816), British naval officer (captain 1783, vice admiral 1810), commander of the HMS Sceptre, which accompanied the Discovery of Captain George Vancouver in his voyages of exploration

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Essington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Essington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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