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The Wellington surname is classed as a habitation name; that is, one derived from a pre-existing place name. There are several places in various counties so named in Britain. In Old English they were "Weolingatun," meaning settlement of the "Wellings," thought to be a tribal name.

Wellington Early Origins



The surname Wellington was first found in Shropshire 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 year 1209 when Roger Wellington held estates in that shire.

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Wellington Spelling Variations


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Wellington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wellington, Wellinton, Willington, Willinton, Welington and many more.

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Wellington Early History


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Wellington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wellington research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1455, 1487, and 1524 are included under the topic Early Wellington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wellington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wellington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wellington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wellington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Wellington who landed in Massachusetts in 1642
  • Roger Wellington, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1642 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Natha Wellington, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Martha Wellington, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • James Wellington who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wellington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Wellington, a bonded passenger who setted in America in 1758

Wellington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wellington, a convict who arrived in 1818 aboard the "Morley"
  • Peter, Walter, William and John Wellington, who, who arrived in Victoria in that same year aboard the "Mary Anne"
  • F Wellington, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • H Wellington, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Matthew Wellington, who arrived in Victoria aboard the "Stebonheath" in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wellington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sparoe Wellington, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Josiah Dix Wellington, who was naturalized in Upper Canada in 1836
  • Josiah Dix Wellington, who landed in Canada in 1836

Wellington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Wellington, aged 38, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 18th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1854.shtml
  • Abraham Wellington, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml
  • Stephen Wellington, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • Frederick Wellington, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
  • John Wellington, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wellington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ruth Wellington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
  • Dora Wellington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
  • John Wellington, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Emmeline Wellington, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wellington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wellington (post 1700)



  • George Louis Wellington (1852-1927), American politician, U.S. Senator from Maryland (1897-1903)
  • William S. Wellington, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jim Wellington, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 45th District, 1978 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Louis Wellington (1852-1927), American politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Maryland, 1896; Maryland Republican State Chair, 1896-97; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1897-1903 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George B. Wellington, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 29th District, 1916-18 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • D. Gerry Wellington, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County 1st District, 1868, 1875; Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 24th District, 1894 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Claire S. Wellington, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Arthur J. Wellington, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Thirteenth Middlesex District, 1905 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alice H. Wellington, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Abram Wellington, American politician, First Selectman of Stratford, Connecticut, 1920 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ South Australian Register Monday 18th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1854.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  11. ...

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