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The earliest origins of the name Follington date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Latin name Valentinus, which is a derivative of the word valens, which means strong or healthy. This name, which was popularized by a Roman saint who was martyred during the 3rd century, was introduced into England at the end of the 12th century.

Follington Early Origins



The surname Follington was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat anciently before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Follington Spelling Variations


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Follington Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Follington include Valentine, Vallentine, Vallantine, Follington and others.

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Follington Early History


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Follington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Follington research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1593, and 1664 are included under the topic Early Follington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Follington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Follington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Follington In Ireland


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Follington In Ireland



Some of the Follington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 102 words (7 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Follington or a variant listed above:

Follington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Follington, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Follington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Follington (post 1700)



  • Edwin Follington, Australian politician, Mayor of Cockburn, Western Australia (1925-1926)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Follington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Follington 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 October 2014 at 08:45.

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