187,534 WASHINGTON members around the world
Stay informed about WASHINGTON Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
WASHINGTON Family HistoryThis famous surname is of Olde English and Anglo-Saxon pre 7th century origins. It is locational, and usually descends from the town of Washington in County Durham or occasionally from the similarly named village in the county of West Sussex. Both places are recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, and according to the late Professor Ekwall they both translate as " the settlement of the Wassa people". The word 'wassa' itself means 'hunting'and this suggests logically that in both cases the meaning is "the hunting lodge" or similar.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous WASHINGTON (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the WASHINGTON tribe
- Find your WASHINGTON ancestor
- Tell us about your WASHINGTON Family
- Tell us about your WASHINGTON ancestors
- Ask a question about the WASHINGTON history
- Leave a message for WASHINGTON family members
Invite more WASHINGTON family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the WASHINGTON tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest