Warrington Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Warrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place of this name in Cheshire (formerly in Lancashire), probably named in Old English as Wæringtun ‘settlement by the weir’, from Old English wæring (not independently recorded), a derivative of wær ‘weir’. Another Warrington, in Buckinghamshire, which may also have given rise to the surname, is recorded in the 12th century as Wardintone, probably from an unattested personal name Wearda or W?rheard + -ing-, denoting association, + tun ‘settlement’, ‘estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Carrington, Harrington, Barrington, Farrington, Warmington

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Warrington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Warrington name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Warrington. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Warrington Family Origin

Where is the Warrington family from?

Warrington Family Occupations

What did your Warrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Warrington. The most common Warrington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Warrington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Warrington family was Farming.

View Census data for Warrington | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Warrington Historical Records

What Warrington family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Warrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Warrington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Warrington

Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Warrington. 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.

View all Warrington immigration records

Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Warrington. For the veterans among your Warrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Warrington military records

You've only scratched the surface of Warrington family history.

Warrington Life Expectancy

What is the average Warrington lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Warrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Warrington in 1944 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Warrington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Warrington 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.

Famous Warrington Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name