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The Norrington surname is derived from the Middle English words "north" and "toun," meaning "town." It may have originally been a topographic name for someone living to the north of a main settlement, or a habitational name from any of several places named with this phrase, such as Norrington in Wiltshire.

Norrington Early Origins



The surname Norrington was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1272 when Robert of Norinton held estates. The family may have derived their name from Norrington in Wiltshire about the year 1200 but we find no record of an individual from that county.

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Norrington Spelling Variations


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Norrington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Norrinton, Norrington, Norington, Norinton, Norwington and many more.

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Norrington Early History


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Norrington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norrington research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Norrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norrington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Norrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Norrington, who settled in Virginia in 1665
  • John Norrington, who arrived in Maryland in 1681
  • William Norrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1697

Norrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Norrington, who settled in America in 1769

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norrington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norrington (post 1700)



  • Humphrey Thomas Norrington OBE, second son of Sir Arthur Norrington, helped devise the Norrington Table
  • Sir Arthur Lionel Pugh Norrington (1899-1982), English publisher, President of Trinity College, Oxford, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and originator of the Norrington Table
  • Alison Norrington, English author
  • Stephen Norrington, film director
  • Sir Roger Arthur Carver Norrington CBE (b. 1934), British conductor

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Norrington Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Norrington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norrington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 February 2013 at 16:32.

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