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Warrington is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Warrington 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 Wśring, 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.

Warrington Early Origins



The surname Warrington 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.

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Warrington Spelling Variations


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Warrington Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Warrington are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Warrington include Warrington, Warrinton and others.

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Warrington Early History


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Warrington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warrington research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Warrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Warrington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Warrington, or a variant listed above:

Warrington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Warrington who settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Robert Warrington, aged 20, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Edward and Mary Warrington settled in Jamaica in 1686
  • William Warrington settled in Barbados in 1693
  • Edward Warrington settled in Maryland in 1699

Warrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Warrington, who arrived in Virginia in 1747
  • Mary Warrington settled in New England in 1763

Warrington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Warrington, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Warrington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Warrington, a brick-maker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

Warrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Warrington landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • J. Warrington arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Norham Castle" in 1872
  • Robert Warrington, aged 45, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Catherine Warrington, aged 43, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • George Robert Warrington, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Warrington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Warrington (post 1700)



  • Lewis Warrington (1782-1851), American officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, Secretary of the Navy
  • Andrew Clifford "Andy" Warrington (b. 1976), English footballer
  • William Warrington (1796-1869), English maker of stained glass windows, historian and author, his firm was one of the earliest of the English Medieval revival and served clients such as Norwich and Peterborough Cathedrals, author of "The History of Stained Glass"
  • Freda Warrington, British author of epic fantasy, vampire and supernatural novels
  • Marisa Michelle Warrington (b. 1973), Australian actress, best known for her role as Sindi Watts on the Australian soap opera Neighbours
  • Thomas Rolls Warrington PC, QC (1851-1937), 1st Baron Warrington of Clyffe, British lawyer and judge
  • Don Warrington MBE (b. 1951), Trinidadian-born, British television and stage actor

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    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. 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.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Warrington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Warrington 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.

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