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Darrington Family History

Darrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Darrington in Yorkshire recorded in Domesday Book as Darni(n)tone ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with a man called Dēornōth.'.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Harrington, Derrington, Farrington, Dorrington, Darlington

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Where is the Darrington family from?

You can see how Darrington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Darrington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Darrington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Darrington family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Darrington's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Darrington families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Darrington surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Darrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Darrington. 40% of Darrington men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Darrington women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Darrington were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    35%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Darrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darrington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 651 immigration records available for the last name Darrington. 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 Cards

There are 865 military records available for the last name Darrington. For the veterans among your Darrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Darrington lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Darrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Darrington in 1954 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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