Warinton is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Warinton family lived in Lancashire
, at Warrington
, a borough, markettown, and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred
of West Derby. It was originally a British town, and on the invasion of the Romans
under Agricola in the year 79, converted into a Roman station. The Saxons
named the place Weringtun, from the Saxon Wæring, a fortification, and tun, a town. It later formed part of the demesne of Edward the Confessor and became head of a deanery, of which the jurisdiction still remains. In Domesday Book
it is listed under the name of Wallintun; and in the reign of Edward I
was in the possession of William le Boteler, who obtained for it the grant of a market, and other privileges.
Early Origins of the Warinton family
The surname Warinton was first found in Lancashire
where the manor was granted to Roger de Poitou, one of William the Conqueror's favorite Barons, who held all the lands from the Ribble to the Mersey from 1066. Roger gave Warrington to Paganus de Vilars, a Norman Lord of Villieres le Sec in Calvados, Normandy
. His descendants were the Lords of Warrington until 1586 and it is from the junior lines that the name Warrington is derived.
Early History of the Warinton family
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Warinton Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Warinton include Warrington, Warrinton and others.
Early Notables of the Warinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Warinton family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Warintons to arrive on North American shores: Robert Warrington who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Edward and Mary Warrington settled in Jamaica in 1686; William Warrington settled in Barbados in 1693.