Darlington Family History

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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

What did your Darlington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darlington. 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.

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Darlington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Darlington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darlington 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 Darlington. 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 Darlington. For the veterans among your Darlington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darlington Life Expectancy

What is the average Darlington lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Darlington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Darlington in 1947 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darlington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darlington 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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