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. 
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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Brigadier-General Creswell Garlington (1887-1945), American Attached to Headquarters 7th Service Command (1944-1945) 
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 
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 
^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
^ 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)