Lidington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lidington family

The surname Lidington was first found in Rutland at Liddington, a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Wrandike. [1] This ancient Saxon village dates back to 940 when it was first known as Lidentune. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was known as Ledenstone [2] and literally meant "farmstead on the noisy stream," from the Old English words "hylde" + "tun." [3]

There is another Liddington in Wiltshire, but this parish is much more recent, but "on Beacon Hill was a large circular work, called Liddington Castle." [1] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Tenentes Lidinton in Rutland. The same rolls listed Fulco de Lydinton in Oxfordshire.

Kirby's Quest listed Thomas de Ledintone in Somerset temp. 1 Edward III. [4] Robert de Liddinton was found in Oxfordshire, temp. Henry III- Edward I. [5] Also in Oxfordshire, Robert de Lidinton was listed there in the Pipe Rolls of 1204. Henry de Lidi'gtun was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1230. A few years later, William de Lydyngton was found in Yorkshire in 1300. [6]

Early History of the Lidington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lidington research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Lidington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lidington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Liddington, Lidington, Lidinton, Liddinton, Lydington and many more.

Early Notables of the Lidington family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lidington family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Humphrey Lyddington, who came to Virginia in 1673; and E. Liddington, who arrived at San Francisco in 1860.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook
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