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Barrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Barrington. The one in Gloucestershire is named with the Old English personal name Beorn + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’. In the Somerset place name the first element is an unattested Old English personal name Bara, which also occurs, in the genitive form, as the first element of the Cambridgeshire place name. Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin (see Barnes 3).

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

Similar surnames: Harrington, Carrington, Warrington, Burrington, Farrington, Arrington

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Barrington Family Origin

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Barrington Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Barrington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Barrington's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barrington. A less common occupation for the Barrington family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Barrington Historical Records

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Barrington Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Barrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Barrington in 1941 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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