Arlington Family History

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Arlington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of three places called Arlington: in Devon, Gloucestershire, and East Sussex. Earlier forms of the place names show that each contains a different Old English personal name (respectively, Ælffrith, Ælfred, and Eorl(a)) + -ing-, denoting association with, + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Allington, Armington, Darlington, Barrington, Arrington, Carrington

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Arlington Family Origin

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Arlington Family Occupations

What did your Arlington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Arlington. 14% of Arlington men worked as a Bricklayer and 40% of Arlington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arlington were Cabinet Maker and Dog Breeder

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Bakers Labourer
  • Bedstead Caster Heavy Worker
  • Cabinet Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Dog Breeder

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

Arlington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Arlington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arlington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 704 immigration records available for the last name Arlington. 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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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Arlington. For the veterans among your Arlington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arlington Life Expectancy

What is the average Arlington lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Arlington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Arlington in 1947 was 32, and 62 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arlington ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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