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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsKerrington, Karrington, Ceriheringatun

Meaning & History

English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Carrington, probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Cara + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’.
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Midlothian named Carrington, probably from Old English Ceriheringa-tun ‘settlement of Cerihere’s people’.
Added 3/28/2008 by erb816
Edited 6/10/2016 by LMS, Frollein Gladys and erb816