Carrington Family History

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Carrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Carrington, probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Cara + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Midlothian named Carrington, probably from Old English Ceriheringa-tun ‘settlement of Cerihere’s people’.

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

Similar surnames: Warrington, Barrington, Harrington, Farrington, Arrington

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Carrington Family Origin

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Carrington Family Occupations

What did your Carrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Carrington. 2% of Carrington men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Carrington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carrington were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Carrington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Carrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrington 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrington. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Carrington. For the veterans among your Carrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carrington Life Expectancy

What is the average Carrington lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Carrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Carrington in 1945 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carrington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carrington 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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