Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Witherington Surname Origin
A contraction of Wooderington. From Saxon wyderian, to wither, and dun, a hill. The withered or dry hill. A place in Northumberland, England. Weiderington, the place of pasturing cattle, Dutch, Weide, a pasture, weider, one who takes care of cattle, a herdsman.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Witherington Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Witherington family history than the origin of your surname:
A Witherington Family History Thought:
A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots .