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Farrington Family History

Recorded as Farrington, Forringdon, Forrington, Forrinton, and probably others, this is an English locational surname. It originates from one of several places in England called originally Faryngton, the name translating as 'the place where the ferns grow'. It is a very ancient surname, and has also been recorded in Ireland since the year 1399. At this time Simon de Faryngton was Lord Treasurer and baron of the Exchequer of Ireland, whilst in 1413 a Hugh Farrington, is recorded as conducting an enquiry into excise duties on imported wines. Early examples of the surname recording in England include Johannes de Feryngton of Yorkshire in the Poll Tax rolls of 1379, John Farington of Farington in Lancashire, whose will was recorded at Chester in 1595, and in London, Jane Forrington who married Richard Cooper at St Pancras Old Church, on January 11th 1835...

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