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Arrington Name Meaning

English:: variant of Harrington with loss of initial H-. possibly a habitational name from Arrington a place in Cambridgeshire named from an Old English byname Earn(a) meaning ‘eagle’ + -inga- ‘people or followers of’ + tūn ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Harrington, Carrington, Barrington, Farrington, Warrington, Arlington

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Where is the Arrington family from?

You can see how Arrington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arrington family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Arrington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Arrington families living in London. This was about 42% of all the recorded Arrington's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Arrington families in 1891.
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What did your Arrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Arrington. 82% of Arrington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Machinist Sheet pyjama
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arrington. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Arrington. For the veterans among your Arrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arrington lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Arrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Arrington in 1941 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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