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The ancestors of the Farrington surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the township of Farrington located near Penwortham, Lancashire.

Farrington Early Origins



The surname Farrington was first found in Lancashire at Farrington, a small village and civil parish in the South Ribble local government district. The earliest record of the place name dates back to 1149 when it was listed as Farinton, and literally meant "farmstead where ferns grow" from the Old English words fearn + tun. [1]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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Farrington Spelling Variations


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Farrington Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Farrington include Farrington, Farringdon, Ferrington, Ferringdon, Farrinton, Ferrinton, Farringtown, Ferringtown, Farington, Ferington, Ferringtowne, Farrintowne, Farringtowne, Ferrintown, Farrintone and many more.

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Farrington Early History


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Farrington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farrington research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1279, 1379, 1598, 1658, 1609, 1680, 1660, 1679, 1680, 1659, 1640, 1644, 1719, 1681, 1685, 1698, 1701, 1708 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Farrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farrington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Farrington; Anthony Farindon (1598-1658), an English royalist divine; John Farrington (c 1609-1680), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Chichester (1660) and (1679-1680); William Farrington...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farrington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farrington In Ireland


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Farrington In Ireland



Some of the Farrington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Farrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmond Farrington, aged 47, landed in New England in 1635
  • Edward Farrington and his wife, Eliza, landed in New England in 1635 with four children
  • Edmond Farrington settled in Massachusetts in 1638
  • Edmund Farrington, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Tho Farrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Farrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Farrington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Farrington, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mrs. Margaret Farrington U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 resettled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward Island], Ontario with husband Robert [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert Farrington U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Stephen Farrington U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1786 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Farrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Farrington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Medway" in 1846
  • Margaret Farrington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Medway" in 1846
  • Charles Moulden Farrington, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Medway" in 1846
  • Mary Farrington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Medway" in 1846

Farrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Farrington arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Ellen Farrington arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Harry Farrington arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrington (post 1700)



  • Sir Anthony Farrington (1742-1823), 1st Baronet, British general and colonel-commandant first battalion royal artillery in Gibraltar and in the American War of Independence
  • Colleen Leigh Farrington (1936-2015), American model and nightclub singer, mother of Academy Award-nominated actress Diane Lane
  • Adele Farrington (1867-1936), American silent era actress who appeared in 74 films from 1914 and 1926
  • John R. "Bo" Farrington (1936-1964), American NFL football player for the Chicago Bears from 1960 through 1963
  • Joseph Rider Farrington (1897-1954), American newspaper editor and statesman
  • Mary Elizabeth Pruett Farrington (1898-1984), American publisher of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and an American statesman, wife of Joseph Farrington
  • Daniel T. Farrington Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1944 (alternate), 1956
  • Charles Farrington Sr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1960
  • E. S. Farrington, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1900, 1902
  • Elizabeth Pruett Farrington (1898-1984), American Republican politician, Delegate to U.S. Congress from Hawaii Territory, 1954-57; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1956
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Farrington


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Suggested Readings for the name Farrington



  • Farrington and Kirk Family: Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham Farrington (1765-1845) of New Jersey and Ohio and Wife Deborah Kirk (1765-1829) of Chester Co., Pennsylvania by Herschel B. Rochelle.
  • The Farringtons, Colonists and Patriots: Descendants of John of Dedham, Massachusetts, Edmund of Lynn, Massachusetts, Edward of Flushing, New York by Dorothy Farrington Parker.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Le bon temp viendra
Motto Translation: Good times will come.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  11. ...

The Farrington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farrington 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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