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The ancestry of the name Herrington dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. 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". [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Herrington Early Origins



The surname Herrington 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. [2]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. [3]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)

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Herrington Spelling Variations


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Herrington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Herrington have been found, including Harrington, Harington and others.

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Herrington Early History


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Herrington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herrington 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 Herrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herrington Early Notables (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 Herrington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herrington In Ireland


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Herrington In Ireland



Some of the Herrington 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Herrington, or a variant listed above:

Herrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Humphrey Herrington, who landed in Maryland in 1664
  • George Herrington, who arrived in Maryland in 1675

Herrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Herrington, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765

Herrington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Seth Herrington, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1888

Herrington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anthony W Herrington, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Jeremiah Herrington, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Herrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Herrington landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herrington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herrington (post 1700)



  • Maycie Herrington (b. 1918), African-American history conservator, social worker, and community volunteer, known for her work on the history of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • John Stewart Herrington (b. 1939), American Republican politician, 5th United States Secretary of Energy (1985-1989)
  • Daniel Herrington (b. 1986), American racing driver
  • Rowdy L. Herrington (b. 1951), American Hollywood director and writer
  • John Bennett Herrington (b. 1958), retired United States naval aviator, former NASA Astronaut with over 330 hours in space
  • John Herrington, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Jacob Herrington, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1821-25
  • Dennis W. Herrington, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 7th District, 1863
  • Cass E. Herrington (b. 1856), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1887
  • Caleb Herrington, American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention 1st District, 1835
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Herrington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herrington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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