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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 1881, the most common Darling occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Darling's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Darling family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darling.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Darling ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Darling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darling 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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