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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.

Willington Early Origins



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.

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Willington Spelling Variations


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Willington Spelling Variations



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

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Willington Early History


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Willington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willington research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1330 and 1322 are included under the topic Early Willington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Willington In Ireland


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Willington In Ireland



Some of the Willington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Willington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Willington settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Michael Willington, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • Mary Willington settled in Jamaica in 1684
  • James Willington, who was on record in Virginia in 1691
  • Jane Willington, who came to 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 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
  • Phillip A W Willington, who arrived in Mississippi in 1855

Willington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Willington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Willington (post 1700)



  • James Willington, actor
  • Bernard Willington, painter

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

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