Early Origins of the Iffington family
The surname Iffington was first found in Leicestershire
at Evington, now an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester. Up until the 1930s, it was a small village that dated back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Avintone and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Eafa," from the Old English personal name
+ "ing" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, it was part of the Gartree wapentake
, land held by Hugh de Grandmesnil. There was land enough for 7 ploughs and included a mill and was worth 40 shillings. Another Evington in Gloucestershire
was listed as Givingtune at that time was also found in in this reference. This hamlet, now in the parish of Leigh was land held by St Peter of Westminster and was in the Deerhurst hundred
. Rather small, it had land enough for 1 hide and 1 virgate and was administered by William fitzBaderon. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Evington in Leicestershire
where Ivo was under-tenant to Hugh de Grandesnmil. The Lords of Evington are not believed to be related as they were originally Greys who became Lords of Evington in the 13th century.
Early History of the Iffington family
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Iffington Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Evington, Effington, Efington, Everington, Evinton, Everinton, Evingdon, Everingdon, Ivington, Iffington and many more.
Early Notables of the Iffington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Iffington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Evins, who settled in Maryland in 1674; Ja Evins, who arrived in Virginia in 1681; Francis Everington, who came to Virginia in 1699; Dorothy Hevington, who arrived in Virginia in 1705.