The ancestry of the name Ethlington dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Hetherington which was in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Ethlington family
The surname Ethlington was first found in 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 Ethlington family
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Ethlington Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ethlington have been found, including Etherington, Ethrington, Ethlington and others.
Early Notables of the Ethlington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ethlington family to Ireland
Some of the Ethlington family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ethlington family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ethlington, or a variant listed above: 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..