Wallington Family History

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Wallington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wallington. Those in Berkshire, Hampshire, and Greater London are probably all named from the genitive plural of Old English walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’ (see Wallace) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Northumberland was originally Old English Wealingtun ‘settlement associated with Wealh’, a personal name or byname. One in Hertfordshire was named as the ‘settlement of the people of Wændel’, an unattested Old English personal name, while one in Norfolk was probably the ‘settlement of the dwellers by the wall (Old English wall)’.

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

Similar surnames: Allington, Wellington, Washington, Walkington, Ellington, Harrington

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Wallington Family Origin

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Wallington Family Occupations

What did your Wallington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wallington. A less common occupation for the Wallington family was Annuitant. The most common Wallington occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Wallington's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Wallington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Wallington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wallington 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 Wallington. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wallington. For the veterans among your Wallington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wallington Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wallington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Wallington in 1953 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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