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Farrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Farrington in Lancashire but perhaps occasionally from Farrington Gurney in Somerset. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname also probably reached America via Ireland where it is recorded as early as the 14th century.

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


Similar surnames: Warrington, Harrington, Barrington, Carrington, Darrington, Arrington

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Where is the Farrington family from?

You can see how Farrington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farrington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farrington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 111 Farrington families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Farrington's in USA. New York had the highest population of Farrington families in 1840.
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What did your Farrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Farrington. 17% of Farrington men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Farrington women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farrington were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Farrington. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Farrington. For the veterans among your Farrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farrington lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Farrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Farrington in 1947 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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