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The surname Washington is English: habitational name from either of the places called Washington, in Tyne and Wear and West Sussex. The latter is from Old English Wassingatun ‘settlement (Old English tun) of the people of Wassa’, a personal name that is probably a short form of some compound name such as Waðsige, composed of the elements wað ‘hunt’ + sige ‘victory’. Washington in Tyne and Wear is from Old English Wassingtun ‘settlement associated with Wassa’.--from Ancestry.com
Generation 12:
Ann Washington
    +Francis Wright
        --John Wright, Sr.

Generation 13:
John Washington
    +Anne Pope
        --Ann Washington
        --Lawrence Washington
        --John Washington
        --Unknown son who died young on Sept 21, 1675
        --Unknown dau who died young on Sept 21, 1675

Generation 14: 
Lawrence Washington
    +Amphyllis Twigdon
        --John Washington

Generation 15: 
Lawrence Washington
    +Margaret Butler
        --Lawrence Washington

Generation 16:
Robert Washington
    +Elizabeth Chishull
        --Lawrence Washington

Generation 17:
Lawrence Washington
    +Anne Aimee Pargiter
        --Robert Washington

Generation 18:
John Washington
    +Margaret Kitson
        --Lawrence Washington

Generation 19:
Robert Washington
    +Elizabeth Westfield
        --John Washington

Generation 20:
Robert Washington
    +Margaret Unknown
        --Robert Washington

Generation 21:
John de Washington
    +Unknown
        --Robert Washington

Generation 22:
John de Washington
    +Joan de Croft
        --John de Washington

Generation 23:
Robert de Washington
    +Unknown
        --John de Washington

Generation 24:
Robert de Washington
    +Joan de Stirkeland
        --Robert de Washington

Generation 25:
Sir William de Washington
    +Margaret de Morville
        --Robert de Washington

Generation 26:
Sir Walter de Washington
    +Joan Whitchester
        --Sir William de Washington

Generation 27:
William de Washington
    +Alice de Lexington
        --Sir Walter de Washington

Generation 28:
William de Washington
    +Unknown
        --William de Washington


The crest of the Washington's from George Washington's own book plate which he had made in London.  The phrase on the family crest "Exitus acta probat" is Latin and translates to "The means justifies the end."  

















General George Washington, first President of the United States of America and the most famous individual in this family line. 

















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