The surname Hartington was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.
Important Dates for the Hartington family
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Hartington Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hartington include Hartington, Hargington, Artington, Hartinton and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartington family (pre 1700)
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Hartington migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hartington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Henry Hartington, who arrived in Kangaroo Bay aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 
William Hartington, who arrived in Kangaroo Bay aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hartington (post 1700)
Kathleen Kennedy "Kik" Hartington (1920-1948), sister of John F. Kennedy
Douglas Hartington, premier Director of Photography for Music and Arts Documentaries in the UK