lavington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the lavington name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name lavington was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Lavington. lavington is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the lavington family

The surname lavington was first found in Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the lavington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavington research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1310, 1669, 1746, and 1762 are included under the topic Early lavington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lavington 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 lavington include Lavington, Lavinton, Levington, Levinton, Levyngton and many more.

Early Notables of the lavington family (pre 1700)

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United States lavington migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

lavington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abell Lavington, who sailed to America in 1658
  • John Lavington, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [1]
  • William Lavington to Barbados in 1679

Australia lavington migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

lavington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Lavington, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name lavington (post 1700) +

  • Leon E. Lavington, American Republican politician, Colorado State Treasurer, 1943-44; Colorado State Auditor, 1945-47 [3]
  • George Lavington (1682-1762), English Bishop of Exeter from 1746-1762
  • John Lavington Bonython (1875-1960), Australian publisher and Lord Mayor of Adelaide

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Bessie Lavington, aged 39, English Stewardess from Winchester, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 11 [4]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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