The origins of the Hearington name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family 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 Hearington family
The surname Hearington 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 Hearington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hearington 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 Hearington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hearington Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hearington were recorded, including Harrington, Harington and others.
Early Notables of the Hearington 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 Hearington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hearington family to Ireland
Some of the Hearington 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 Hearington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hearington family emigrate to North America: 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.