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Darling Family History

Darling Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English deorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of deor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (see Dear 1). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use, probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.

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

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192,157 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,489 Military Records
14,703 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Darling Families

  • Number of Darling families
     287 - 572
     96 - 286
     1 - 95
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Darling families
     279 - 555
     94 - 278
     1 - 93
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Darling families
     133 - 264
     45 - 132
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Darling Family Origin

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Darling Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Darling

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Darling Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Darling Civil War Service Records

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