The name Etterington is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Hetherington which was in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Etterington family
The surname Etterington 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 Etterington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etterington research.Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 110 and 1100 are included under the topic Early Etterington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Etterington Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Etterington are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Etterington include: Etherington, Ethrington, Ethlington and others.
Early Notables of the Etterington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Etterington family to Ireland
Some of the Etterington family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 73 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Etterington family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Etterington 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..