Everything you need to know about the Irish surname Harrington

Irish derivation: O Hiongardail or O Hurdail.

Name meaning: "Descendant of Arrachtán."

Counties associated with the name Harrington: Cork, Kerry, and Mayo.

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Coat of arms motto: "Nodo firmo" a tight knot

Interesting facts about the name Harrington:

Typically when the name is spelled as "Herrington" it is presumed to be a name of non-Irish origin.

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Some famous Harringtons:

  • Leland Kitteridge "Hago" Harrington (1903-1959, former Hockey Player)
  • Betty Jean Maycock Harrington (1942-, former US Olympic Gymnast)
  • Wilfrid Harrington (1927-, Irish Dominican Priest)
  • Richard Harrington (1975-, Welsh Actor)
  • John Harrington (c. late 1930s, former CEO of the Boston Red Sox)
  • Padraig Harrington (1971-, professional Irish golfer)

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Here are some interesting facts about the Irish last name Harrington, including its history, family crest, coat of arms, and famous clan members.