Ovington Family History

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Ovington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Ovington, most notably those in Durham and Northumberland, where the surname is most common. The one in Durham is named in Old English as ‘estate (tun) associated with (-ing-) a man called Wulfa’; the one in Northumberland as ‘hill (dun) of the followers of (-inga-) a man called Ofa’.

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

Similar surnames: Covington, Edington, Elvington, Kington, Linton, Bevington

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Ovington Family Origin

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Ovington Family Occupations

What did your Ovington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ovington. A less common occupation for the Ovington family was Annuitant. The most common Ovington occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 20% of Ovington's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cooper

  • Annuitant


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Ovington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ovington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ovington 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 730 immigration records available for the last name Ovington. 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 637 military records available for the last name Ovington. For the veterans among your Ovington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ovington Life Expectancy

What is the average Ovington lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Ovington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ovington in 1964 was 80, and 45 in 2002.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ovington 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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