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Edington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places called Edington in Northumberland Somerset and Wiltshire or from Eddington Berkshire. Edington in Northumberland arises from Old English Idingtūn from the Old English personal name Ida + ing denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’ (compare Ida ). In Somerset the name comes either from the Old English male name Ēadwine or from the feminine Ēadwynn + ing + tūn. Edington (Wiltshire) is from either the Old English personal name Ētha + dūn ‘hill’ or from Old English ēthe ‘uncultivated’ + dūn.

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


Similar surnames: Edgington, Edrington, Ledington, Ellington, Henington, Kington

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Where is the Edington family from?

You can see how Edington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Edington families living in Tennessee. This was about 29% of all the recorded Edington's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Edington families in 1840.
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What did your Edington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Edington. 29% of Edington men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Edington women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edington were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Edington. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Edington. For the veterans among your Edington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edington lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Edington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Edington in 1946 was 62, and 79 in 2004.

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