The present generation of the Harroughten family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived 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 Harroughten family
The surname Harroughten 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 Harroughten family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harroughten 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 Harroughten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harroughten Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Harroughten include Harrington, Harington and others.
Early Notables of the Harroughten 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 Harroughten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Harroughten family to Ireland
Some of the Harroughten 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 Harroughten family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Harroughten were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.