Allington Family History
Allington Name Meaning
English (southern): habitational name from any of at least nine different places called Allington two in Kent three in Wiltshire and one each in Dorset Devon Hampshire and Lincolnshire. These have different origins: those in Devon Wiltshire near Chippenham and Kent near Maidstone are from the Old English personal name Ælla + -ingtūn meaning ‘Ælla's farm’; those in Dorset Wiltshire near Devizes and Lincolnshire are named with Old English ætheling ‘prince' + tūn meaning ‘settlement of the prince’; those in Hampshire and Wiltshire near Amesbury are from the Old English personal name Ealda + tūn; and the one in Kent near Lenham is from the Old English personal name Æthelnōth + -ingtūn meaning ‘Æthelnōth's farm’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press