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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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

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