Kington Family History

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Kington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, in Dorset, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire. These are named from Old French cyne- ‘royal’ (replaced by Old English cyning ‘king’) + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Kinton, Kingdon, Kingston, Hinton, Kenton, Edington, Linton, Winton

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Kington Family Origin

Where is the Kington family from?

Kington Family Occupations

What did your Kington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, General Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kington. A less common occupation for the Kington family was Dressmaker. The most common Kington occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Kington's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • General Laborer

  • Labourer

  • Dressmaker


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

Kington Historical Records

What Kington family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kington 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kington. 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 Kington. For the veterans among your Kington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kington Life Expectancy

What is the average Kington lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kington in 1959 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kington 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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