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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 + tūn ‘settlement’. The Somerset placename is of Norman origin and is probably derived from Barentin in Seine-Maritime France. The first element of the Cambridgeshire example is the genitive form of an unattested Old English personal name Bāra. Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’ (see Barnes 3 and Barron ).

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


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

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Where is the Barrington family from?

You can see how Barrington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Barrington families living in North Carolina. This was about 27% of all the recorded Barrington's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Barrington families in 1840.
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What did your Barrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barrington. 21% of Barrington men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Barrington women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrington were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barrington. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Barrington. For the veterans among your Barrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrington lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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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