Origins Available: English
The Lefington name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Lavington.
Lefington 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 Lefington family
The surname Lefington was first found in Wiltshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Lefington family
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Lefington Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lefington has undergone many spelling variations
, including Lavington, Lavinton, Levington, Levinton, Levyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Lefington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lefington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lefington were among those contributors: Abell Lavington, who sailed to America in 1658; and William Lavington to Barbados in 1679.