Symington Family History

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Symington Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of various places in southern Scotland named with the personal name Simon (see Simon) + northern Middle English toun ‘settlement’. The two places in Ayrshire of this name were both held in the late 12th century by a certain Simon Loccard or Lockhart, from whom they presumably derive their name.

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

Similar surnames: Covington, Simington, Allington, Armington, Bevington, Elkington

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Symington Family Origin

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Symington Family Occupations

What did your Symington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Symington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Symington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Symington family was Broom Maker. Farmer, Bank Cashier and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Symington.

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  • Farmer

  • Bank Cashier

  • Bookkeeper

  • Broom Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Symington ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Symington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Symington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Symington 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Symington. 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 Symington. For the veterans among your Symington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Symington Life Expectancy

What is the average Symington lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Symington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Symington in 1957 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Symington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Symington 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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