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Barrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Barrington. The one in Gloucestershire is named with the Old English personal name Beorn + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’. In the Somerset place name the first element is an unattested Old English personal name Bara, which also occurs, in the genitive form, as the first element of the Cambridgeshire place name. Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin (see Barnes 3).

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


Similar surnames: Harrington, Carrington, Warrington, Burrington, Farrington, Arrington

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Barrington Family Origin

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Barrington Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Barrington. 12% of Barrington men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Barrington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrington were Colliery Hewer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Postman
    7%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Colliery Hewer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housekeeper
    2%

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

Barrington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Barrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrington 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barrington. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Barrington. For the veterans among your Barrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barrington Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Barrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Barrington in 1941 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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