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Carrington Family History

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 Cāra + -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Midlothian named Carrington probably from Old English Cēriheringa-tūn ‘settlement of Cērihere's people’.

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


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

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Where is the Carrington family from?

You can see how Carrington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carrington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carrington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 37 Carrington families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Carrington's in USA. New York had the highest population of Carrington families in 1840.
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What did your Carrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carrington. 20% of Carrington men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Carrington women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carrington were Porter and Laborer. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Porter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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.

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