Herington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Herington is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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". 
Early Origins of the Herington family
The surname Herington 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.  A few years later, Ricardus de Heryngton was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax records of 1379. 
Early History of the Herington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herington research. Another 154 words (11 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, 1523, 1560, 1612, 1613, 1611, 1677, 1656, 1664 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Herington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Herington Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Herington has been spelled many different ways, including Harrington, Harington and others.
Early Notables of the Herington 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 (1646-1653) and Middlesex (1654-1655); and John Harrington (1627-1700), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Somerset in 1654.
William Harrington (d. 1523), was an English divine, son of William Harrington, of Newbigging, Cumberland. 
Sir John Harington (or Harrington) (1560-1612), of Kelston, was an English courtier, author and translator, popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet. He became prominent...
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Migration of the Herington family to Ireland
Some of the Herington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Herington migration to Canada +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Heringtons to arrive in North America:
Herington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Henry Herington, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
Contemporary Notables of the name Herington (post 1700) +
- Monroe Davis Herington, American railroad pioneer who successfully got the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway to build through Herington, Kansas which he founded in 1884
- Pitt B. Herington (1841-1919), American Union Army soldier in the American Civil War, awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism on 15 June 1864
- Leigh Herington (1995-2003), American politician, Member of the Ohio Senate
- Jon Herington (b. 1954), American guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, and session musician, lead guitarist for Steely Dan
- Marieve Herington (b. 1988), Canadian actress and singer, known for her work on Lily the Unicorn (2015), Good Luck Charlie (2010) and Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
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