||Re: etherington.....mystery name
||Jim Young (guest, 184.108.40.206)
||November 12, 2007 at 5:14:23 AM
||etherington.....mystery name by elf
You're right about it being a version of Hetherington, but it's not Welsh. Hetherington is a Cumbrian place name and surname, Etherington is, in my opinion, a Yorkshire version. The E- version appears in York in 1524. There was a Yorkshire landed family, the Etheringtons of Ebberston near Pickering, and another landed family, the Etheringtons of Driffield in East Yorkshire, which was a branch of Ebberston. You may be able to find them in genealogical works such as Burke's "Landed Gentry", or in histories of the areas mentioned.
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