Lillington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lillington family

The surname Lillington was first found in Dorset at Lillington, a hamlet and civil parish that dates back to 1166 when it was first listed as Lilletone. Literally the place name meant "estate associated with a man called Lylla," having derived from the Old Englinsh personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [1] The small parish church which dates back to the 13th century is of note as Sir Walter Raleigh's second son, Carew, was christened here in 1605. Lillington is also a parish in the union of Warwick, Kenilworth division of the hundred of Knightlow and now part of the town of Leamington Spa. However, as far as the surname is concerned, the first record of the name was found in the year 1198 when Geoffrey de Lillington held estates in Oxfordshire.

Important Dates for the Lillington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lillington research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1390, 1455, 1487, 1653, 1713 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Lillington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lillington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lillington, Lillington, Lillinton, Lilinton and many more.

Early Notables of the Lillington family (pre 1700)

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Lillington migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lillington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Lillington, who settled in Barbados in 1669
  • George Lillington, who settled in Barbados in 1679
Lillington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Lillington, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1767
Lillington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Lillington, aged 21, who settled in America from England, in 1893
Lillington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • R. Lillington, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
  • Ivan Lillington, aged 52, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Kenneth Lillington, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Eve Mabel C. Lillington, aged 18, who settled in America from London, England, in 1919

Lillington migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lillington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Evan Lillington, aged 30, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Lillington (post 1700)

  • John Alexander Lillington (1725-1786), American Patriot officer from North Carolina in the American Revolutionary War, eponym of the town of Lillington, North Carolina
  • George Godfrey Lillington (1843-1914), English first-class cricket player for Somerset in 1883 and 1885
  • Alan Lillington, English runner, who competed in the 1952 Olympic games in Helsinki

Historic Events for the Lillington family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Minnie  Lillington (1898-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
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