Billington Family History
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Billington Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of three places called Billington, in Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Bedfordshire. The first of these is first recorded in 1196 as Billingduna ‘sword-shaped hill’ (see Bill); the second is in Domesday Book as Belintone ‘settlement (Old English tun) of Billa’; the one in Bedfordshire is recorded in 1196 as Billendon, from an Old English personal name Billa + dun ‘hill’. The place in Lancashire is the most likely source of the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press