The Harrington name has mostly English and Irish origins... Cumbria, Northhamptonshire, and Lincolnshire in England and County Kerry in Ireland...
The majority of immigrants from England and Ireland departed from Ports of Liverpool , England and Queenstown, Ireland... The majority of them settled originally in Ny , Ma and Ct.
Two of the common meanings of the name Harrington, is " one who came from Harrington" ( the heath dwellers enclosure), in Northhamptonshire, it means grandson of the tall or powerful man"
There are many variations of the name Harrington...O'Harrington, Haroughton, Harraughton and Herrington... The Harrington Blazon of Arms represents meshes of fishing net. It is called Harrington's Knot... there is a connection between " Herringtown" and "The Net " could some Harrington ancestors have been Fishermen ?
other versions of this surname
- http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/hh4aa/harington1.php (membership required to view without interruption)
- http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/hh4aa/harington2.php (membership required to view without interruption)
- http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/hh4aa/harington3.php (membership required to view without interruption)