The ancient history of the Harringt name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided at a local
named Harrington, in Cumberland
. Today, Harrington is on the Cumbrian coast with a population of about 5000. There is a small hamlet named Harrington in Lincolnshire
and a small village and civil parish in Northamptonshire so named. The name was derived from the Old English Hoeferingtun which meant "settlement associated with Hoefer" or "settlement on stony ground". CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Early Origins of the Harringt family
The surname Harringt was first found in Cumberland
, where the first record of the name was Robert de Heverington in the reign of Richard I (1189-1199). William de Harinton was listed in the Assize Rolls on Lancashire
in 1202 and Richard de Harington was listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum
of 1274. John Harington was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
of 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
A few years later, Ricardus de Heryngton was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax
records of 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Harringt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harringt research.Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1275, 1674, 1560, 1612, 1539, 1613, 1347, 1328, 1363, 1357, 1406, 1607, 1680, 1646, 1653, 1654, 1655, 1627, 1700, 1654, 1611, 1677 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Harringt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harringt 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 Harringt include Harrington, Harington and others.
Early Notables of the Harringt family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Harington, 1st Baron
Harington (d. 1347); John Harington, 2nd Baron
Harington (1328-1363); Robert Harington, 3rd Baron
Harington (1357-1406); Sir James Harrington or Harington, 3rd Baronet
of Ridlington (1607-1680), an English Member of Parliament for Rutland... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harringt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Harringt family to Ireland
Some of the Harringt 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.
Migration of the Harringt family to the New World and Oceana
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 Harringt or a variant listed above: Edward Harrington who arrived in Virginia in 1606; 14 years before the "Mayflower"; Charles Harrington settled in Virginia in 1663; Elias Harrington settled in Virginia in 1635.