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

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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garlington research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1177 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Garlington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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

Garlington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Albert Garlington, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Albert C. Garlington, aged 21, who emigrated 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
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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
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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. 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).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Garlington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garlington 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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