Anglo-Saxon name Ethrinton comes from when the family resided in Hetherington which was in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Ethrinton family
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 Ethrinton family
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Ethrinton Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ethrinton has been recorded under many different variations, including Etherington, Ethrington, Ethlington and others.
Early Notables of the Ethrinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ethrinton family to Ireland
Some of the Ethrinton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ethrinton family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ethrinton 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..
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