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Willington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Willington 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.

Early Origins of the Willington family


The surname Willington was first found in Burton, Yorkshire, where early records, including documents from the Burton Chartulary record Nicholas de Wilentona, in 1251. Willington in Derbyshire has an interesting story to tell about the family. "The property at the Domesday Survey belonged partly to the king, and partly to Ralph Fitzhubert. Henry II. gave one of the two manors to Burton Abbey. The other appears to have been given with the church, by the family of Willington, to the prior and convent of Repton." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Willington family


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Willington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Willington, Wilington, Wilentona,Wilenton and others.

Early Notables of the Willington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Willington family to Ireland


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Migration of the Willington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Willington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Willington, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Michael Willington, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [2]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)
  • Mary Willington, who settled in Jamaica in 1684
  • James Willington, who was on record in Virginia in 1691
  • Jane Willington, who settled in Virginia in 1699
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Willington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Willington, who settled in Maryland in 1718
  • William Willington, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1719
  • Thomas Willington, a bonded passenger to America in 1766

Willington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T A Willington, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]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)
  • Phillip A W Willington, who arrived in Mississippi in 1855 [2]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)

Willington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter Willington, who arrived in Australia aboard the "Bangalore" in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Willington (post 1700)


  • James Willington, actor
  • Bernard Willington, painter
  • Ernest Willington Skeats (1875-1953), English-born, Australian geologist and academic, awarded the Clarke Medal in 1929, President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1910-1911

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)

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