Edgington Family History

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Edgington Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): probably a habitational name, of uncertain origin. It may be from a lost place, so named as the ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Ecgi’, a short form of the various compound names with the first element ecg ‘edge’, ‘point’ (of a weapon). Alternatively, it may be a variant of Erdington (see Edrington).

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

Similar surnames: Edrington, Edington, Ellington, Reddington, Addington, Elkington

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Edgington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Edgington name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Edgington Family Origin

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Edgington Family Occupations

What did your Edgington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Edgington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Edgington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Edgington family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edgington.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Edgington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Edgington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edgington 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Edgington. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Edgington. For the veterans among your Edgington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edgington Life Expectancy

What is the average Edgington lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Edgington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Edgington in 1952 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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