The name ‘Harrington’ originates from England. It is derived from habitational name from places in Cumbridgeshire, Linconshire, and Northants. The first gets its name from the Old English word ‘Hoeferingtun’ meaning settlement (Old English ‘tun’, associated with ‘Hoefer’, a byname meaning ‘He-goat’. Variant´s: ‘Harington’, ‘O’Haraghtane’, ‘O’Harrighton’, ‘O’Herraghton’, ‘Haroughton’, ‘Harraughton’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Harrington’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 12th century were the earlieat rcorded bearer of the name was a ‘Robert de Heverington’ in the reign of Richard I (1189-99). From Cumbbridgeshire, England. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields… Coat of arms: Argent on ab…
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