This name is of English locational origin for either of the places thus called in Warwickshire or Northamptonshire. The former, recorded as Warmintone in the Domesday Book of 1086, derives its name from the Olde English pre 7th Century "Woermundingtun" translating as "the settlement (tun) of Woermund's people (ing)". The latter, recorded in Olde English as Wyrmington, means "the settlement associated with Wyrm", a byname meaning "Serpent" or "Dragon". The surname from this source is first recorded in the latter half of the 10th Century, (see below). One William de Warmintona appears in "The Knights Templars Records of Surrey" dated 1185. In 1577, William Warmyngton was recorded in the "Oxford University Register" and in 1779, Thomas James and Mary Warmington were married in London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thurfeorth aet Wermingtune. which was dated 972, The Olde English Byname Register of Northamptonshire. during the reign of King Edgar of England 959 - 975. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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