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