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Allington Name Meaning

English (southern): habitational name from any of at least nine different places called Allington two in Kent three in Wiltshire and one each in Dorset Devon Hampshire and Lincolnshire. These have different origins: those in Devon Wiltshire near Chippenham and Kent near Maidstone are from the Old English personal name Ælla + -ingtūn meaning ‘Ælla's farm’; those in Dorset Wiltshire near Devizes and Lincolnshire are named with Old English ætheling ‘prince' + tūn meaning ‘settlement of the prince’; those in Hampshire and Wiltshire near Amesbury are from the Old English personal name Ealda + tūn; and the one in Kent near Lenham is from the Old English personal name Æthelnōth + -ingtūn meaning ‘Æthelnōth's farm’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wallington, Ellington, Arlington, Harrington, Billington, Elkington

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Where is the Allington family from?

You can see how Allington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 122 Allington families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Allington's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Allington families in 1891.
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What did your Allington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Allington. 15% of Allington men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Allington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allington were Painter decorator and House Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Painter decorator
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • House Duties
    3%
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Passenger Lists

There are 920 immigration records available for the last name Allington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Allington. For the veterans among your Allington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Allington lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Allington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Allington in 1955 was 42, and 55 in 2004.

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