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Origin of the Name Carrington

The origin of the name Carrington was found in the archives. Carrington is a locational name from a Chapelry near New Bolingbroke in County Lincoln, and also the lands of Carrington in East Lothian. This name can thus be of English and Scottish origin and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts and records in these countries. Examples of such are a Thomas Jenkinson and a Katherine Karrington who were granted a marriage license in London in the year 1589. A Wautier de Keringtone was recorded as being the Parson of the Church of Dunnotre in the year 1296.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
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 Carrington 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 Carrington descendants.
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