Last name: WILLINGTON

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WILLINGTON : This last name is indexed 15,006 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WILLINGTON : from any or all of the places named Willington (Beds Cheshire Derbys Durham Gloucs Kent Northumb Warwicks) but there is little evidence for the surname in NE England. The Beds Derbys and Gloucs place-names derive from Old English *wilign ‘willow willow copse’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Cheshire place-name is recorded as Winfletone in 1086 and derives from the Old English female personal name Wynflǣd + tūn. The Durham place-name recorded as Wyvelintun about 1190 and the Northumb place-name recorded as Wiuelington in 1203 derive from the Old English personal name Wifel + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The Kent place-name is recorded as Wyldyntone about 1400 and probably derives from an Old English personal name *Wilde + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The Warwicks place-name is recorded as Wolauitona in 1224 and derives from the Old English personal name Wulflāf + Old English connective -ing- + tūn.

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