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Herrington Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Heronden in Tenterden (Kent) or Herrington in Houghton (Durham). The Kent placename may derive from an Old English personal name Hȳra + Old English connective -ing- + denn ‘pasture’ while the Durham placename may come from Old English hæring ‘rocky place’ (from hær ‘rock heap of stones’ + the placename forming suffix -ing) or hæren ‘rocky’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. variant of Harrington .

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


Similar surnames: Harrington, Cherrington, Henington, Barrington, Carrington

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Where is the Herrington family from?

You can see how Herrington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herrington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herrington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 178 Herrington families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Herrington's in USA. New York had the highest population of Herrington families in 1840.
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What did your Herrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herrington. 24% of Herrington men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Herrington women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herrington were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Herrington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Herrington. For the veterans among your Herrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herrington lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Herrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Herrington in 1944 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

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