Errington

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW of Parksville, Nanoose Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°17'20''N, 124°22'10''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/8
Related Maps: 92F
92F/8

Origin Notes and History:

Errington (Post Office) adopted 2 November 1950 on 92 F, as labelled on E&N Railway map, 1918, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Errington (community) 31 December 1982 on 92 F/8.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Errington Post Office was opened 1 March 1891, Duncan McMillan postmaster. According to advice received in 1958 from Duncan McMillan's son, his father had named the place from a line in Sir Walter Scott's poem, Jock of Hazeldean: "Young Frank is chief of Errington and Lord of Langley-dale....". The Errington referred to is a town in northern England.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office