× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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.

Close

Wellington Spelling Variations


Expand

Wellington Spelling Variations



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

Close

Wellington Early History


Expand

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.

Close

Wellington Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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
  • Natha Wellington, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • 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 came to 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 arrived in Victoria in that same year aboard the "Mary Anne"
  • F Wellington, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H Wellington, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • 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, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Abraham Wellington, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • Stephen Wellington, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • Frederick Wellington, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
  • John Wellington, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • ... (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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
  • Dora Wellington arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
  • John Wellington, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Emmeline Wellington, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Wellington (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Wellington (post 1700)



  • William S. Wellington, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1952
  • Jim Wellington, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 45th District, 1978
  • 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
  • George B. Wellington, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 29th District, 1916-18
  • 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
  • Claire S. Wellington, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Arthur J. Wellington, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Thirteenth Middlesex District, 1905
  • Alice H. Wellington, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • Abram Wellington, American politician, First Selectman of Stratford, Connecticut, 1920
  • George Louis Wellington (1852-1927), American politician, U.S. Senator from Maryland (1897-1903)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Wellington Family Crest Products


Expand

Wellington Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Wellington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wellington 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 September 2016 at 06:23.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest