Origin of the Name Farrington
The ancient history of the name Farrington
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Meaning 'of Farrington', this is a locational name from a township in the parish of Penwortham, County Lancaster. This name is often of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland , and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are a Johannes de Feryngton who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England , in the Year 1379, and a William Dance and Mary Farrinton who were married at Saint Georges Hanover Square, London, in the Year 1793.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
The Farrington coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Farrington descendants.