Symington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Symington family

The surname Symington was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Symington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Symington research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1478, 1490, 1612, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Symington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Symington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Simington, Simmington, Symington, Symontown, Simonton, Simanton, Siminton and many more.

Early Notables of the Symington family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Symington family to Ireland

Some of the Symington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Symington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Symington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Janet Symington, who settled in New Jersey in 1685 with her husband
  • Janet Symington, who landed in New Jersey in 1685 [1]
Symington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R. B. Symington, who arrived in New York with his wife in 1878

New Zealand Symington 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:

Symington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Symington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Miss Margaret Symington, (b. 1842), aged 21, Scottish dairymaid, from Lanarkshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st May 1863 [2]
  • George Symington, aged 22, a gardener, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Jane Symington, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mr. J. Symington, (b. 1867), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tainui" arriving in Napier, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand in December 1890 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Symington (post 1700) +

  • James Wadsworth Symington (b. 1927), American attorney and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1969-1977)
  • Gaye R. Symington (b. 1954), American politician, 91st Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives (2005-2009)
  • John Fife Symington Jr. (1910-2007), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago (1969-1971)
  • James Harvey Symington (1913-1987), American leader of the Exclusive Brethren from 1970-1987
  • John Fife Symington III (b. 1945), American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Arizona (1991-1997)
  • Donald Symington (1925-2013), American actor, known for his roles in Annie Hall, Spring Break, and Fantasy Island, brother of John Fife Symington
  • William Stuart Symington (1901-1988), American U.S. Senator from (1953-76)
  • William Symington (1795-1862), Scottish divine, younger brother of Andrew Symington, born at Paisley
  • Andrew Symington (1785-1853), Scottish divine, eldest son of a Paisley merchant
  • William Symington (1764-1831), Scottish engineer, early steamboat builder of the Charlotte Dundas, regarded as the world's "first practical steamboat"
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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