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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 Family Origin

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Carrington Family Occupations

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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.

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

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Carrington Historical Records

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Carrington Life Expectancy

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