Charles Harrington

1695–1745 (Age 50)
Surry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Harrington was born in 1695, in Surry, Virginia, United States, his father, John Harrington, was 42 and his mother, Ann Majour, was 34. He married Sarah Mason about 1721. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1745, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 50.

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Charles Harrington
1695–1745
Sarah Mason
1667–
Marriage: about 1721
Keziah Harrington
1738–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1721
children

(1)

    Keziah Harrington

    Female1738–Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Harrington

    Male1653–1727Male

    Ann Majour

    Female1661–1736Female

siblings

(5)

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Harrington - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Charles Harrington

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