The name Warringdon reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Warringdon 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 Warringdon family
The surname Warringdon 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 Warringdon family
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Warringdon Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Warringdon family name include Warrington, Warrinton and others.
Early Notables of the Warringdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Warringdon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Warringdon family to immigrate North America: 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.