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Portington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



There is a Poyntington village in north west Dorset, England.


Early Origins of the Portington family


The surname Portington was first found in Devon 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 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Portington family


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Portington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pointington, Pointingdon, Pontington, Poyntingdon, Bontington, Boitington, Pontinton, Bontinton, Pointing, Ponting, Puntington, Portington and many more.

Early Notables of the Portington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Portington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Poynting, who arrived in Virginia in 1662; Richard Poynting, who arrived in Maryland in 1745; John Poynting, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1751.

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