Early Origins of the Lidlington family
The surname Lidlington was first found in Rutland at Liddington, a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred
of Wrandike. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "farmstead on the noisy stream," from the Old English words "hylde" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
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. Robert de Liddinton was found in Oxfordshire, temp. Henry III- Edward I. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Lidlington family
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Lidlington Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Liddington, Lidington, Lidinton, Liddinton, Lydington and many more.
Early Notables of the Lidlington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lidlington family to the New World and Oceana
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.