Meaning and Origin of: Warrington

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from a place of this name in Cheshire (formerly in Lancashire), probably named in Old English asWæringtun ‘settlement by the weir’, from Old Englishwæring (not independently recorded), a derivative ofwær ‘weir’. Another Warrington, in Buckinghamshire, which may also have given rise to the surname, is recorded in the 12th century as Wardintone, probably from an unattested personal name Wearda or Wǣrheard + -ing-, denoting association, + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘estate’.