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Carrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Carrington, probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Cara + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Midlothian named Carrington, probably from Old English Ceriheringa-tun ‘settlement of Cerihere’s people’.

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


Similar surnames: Warrington, Barrington, Harrington, Farrington, Arrington

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Carrington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carrington name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carrington. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    43%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    9%

  • Benin/Togo

    9%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Carrington Family Origin

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Carrington Family Occupations

What did your Carrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Carrington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Carrington's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrington. A less common occupation for the Carrington family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Carrington ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Carrington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Carrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrington. 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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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Carrington. For the veterans among your Carrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carrington Life Expectancy

What is the average Carrington lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Carrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Carrington in 1945 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carrington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carrington ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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