Remington Family History

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Remington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Rimington in Yorkshire, so called from the old name of the stream on which it stands (Old English Riming ‘boundary stream’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Henington, Bevington, Edington, Reddington, Pennington, Elkington

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Remington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Remington name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Remington. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Remington Family Origin

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Remington Family Occupations

What did your Remington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Remington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Remington's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Remington. A less common occupation for the Remington family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Remington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Remington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remington 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Remington. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Remington. For the veterans among your Remington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Remington Life Expectancy

What is the average Remington lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Remington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Remington in 1948 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Remington ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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