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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.

lavington Early Origins



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

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lavington Spelling Variations


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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.

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lavington Early History


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lavington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavington research. Another 338 words (24 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.

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lavington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lavington Notables 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



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
  • William Lavington to Barbados in 1679

lavington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Lavington, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavington (post 1700)



  • Leon E. Lavington, American Republican politician, Colorado State Treasurer, 1943-44; Colorado State Auditor, 1945-47
  • George Lavington (1682-1762), English Bishop of Exeter from 1746-1762

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lavington Historic Events


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lavington Historic Events




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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The lavington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lavington 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 14:49.

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