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Darlington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Darlington in County Durham, recorded in c.1009 as Dearthingtun, from Old English Deorno{dh}ingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Deorno{dh}’, a personal name composed of the elements deor ‘dear’ + no{dh} ‘daring’. The surname was present in Scotland from an early period.

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

Similar surnames: Arlington, Darrington, Harrington, Warrington, Wallington, Barrington

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Darlington Family Origin

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Darlington Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Darlington family was Blacksmith. The most common Darlington occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Darlington's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darlington.

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