Darling Family History

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Darling Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English deorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of deor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (see Dear 1). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use, probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Harling, Darwin, Dalling, Daring, Arling, Harding, Dowling, Burling

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Darling Family Origin

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Darling Family Occupations

What did your Darling 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 Darling. 15% of Darling men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Darling women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Darling were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated

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

Darling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 178,000 census records available for the last name Darling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darling 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Darling. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Darling. For the veterans among your Darling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darling Life Expectancy

What is the average Darling lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Darling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Darling in 1944 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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