Garlington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Garlington surname is thought to be a habitational name taken on from a now lost or unidentified place name in England.

Early Origins of the Garlington family

The surname Garlington was first found in Norfolk where the family name was first referenced in the year 1296 when William Girlyn held estates in that shire. The Girlington family were early proprietors of the township of Leck in Lancashire. [1]

Early History of the Garlington family

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Garlington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Girling, Girlyn, Girlington, Gerlinston, Garlington, Gerling, Gerlin, Girlin, Gerlyn, Gerlinge, Gylinge and many more.

Early Notables of the Garlington family (pre 1700)

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United States Garlington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garlington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Xtoper Garlington, who arrived in Virginia in 1649 [2]
Garlington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ernest Albert Garlington, aged 54, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Albert C. Garlington, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Creeswell Garlington, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1914
  • John C. Garlington, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Garlington (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Creswell Garlington (1887-1945), American Attached to Headquarters 7th Service Command (1944-1945) [3]
  • John M Garlington (1946-2000), American professional (NFL) football linebacker
  • Ernest Albert Garlington (1853-1934), United States Army general who received the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars
  • Ann Leslie "Lee" Garlington (b. 1953), American actress
  • Mrs. Gillian Mary Garlington M.B.E., British Senior Commercial Officer for Vehicle Support Team, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Military Procurement [4]

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Raymond Wesley Garlington, American Seaman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 5) Creswell Garlington. Retrieved from
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018,
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook
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