Mornington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mornington family

The surname Mornington was first found in Herefordshire at Westhide. "The Court, formerly the seat of the Monnington family, to whom the manor belonged, was originally surrounded with a moat, which is now partly filled up. The church is in the early English style, and contains some monuments to the Monningtons." [1]

Early History of the Mornington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mornington research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1140, 1159, 1442, 1545, 1455, 1487, 1390, 1462 and 1463 are included under the topic Early Mornington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mornington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Monington, Monnington, Moninton, Monninton and others.

Early Notables of the Mornington family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mornington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Mornington migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mornington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Mornington, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mornington (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Mornington Whyte (1921-2014), Australian politician, President of the South Australian Legislative Council (1978-1985)


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canton


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