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Harrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tun) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or haring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere. Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’. Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOireachtaigh ‘descendant of Oireachtach’, a byname meaning ‘member of the assembly’ or ‘frequenting assemblies’.

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

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Harrington Family Origin

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Harrington Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harrington family was Farm Laborer. The most common Harrington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Harrington's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harrington.

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