When William Herbert Withington was born on 1 February 1835, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Withington, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams Ford, was 29. He married Julia Chittenden Beebe on 6 June 1858, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 June 1903, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.
English (Lancashire): habitational name mainly from Withington in Lancashire and Cheshire, though occasionally from any of the other places so named in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, or Witherington Farm in Standlynch (Wiltshire). The placenames derive from Old English wīthign ‘willow, willow copse’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.