Herrington Family History
Herrington Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from Heronden in Tenterden (Kent) or Herrington in Houghton (Durham). The Kent placename may derive from an Old English personal name Hȳra + Old English connective -ing- + denn ‘pasture’ while the Durham placename may come from Old English hæring ‘rocky place’ (from hær ‘rock heap of stones’ + the placename forming suffix -ing) or hæren ‘rocky’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. variant of Harrington .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press