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Warrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Warrington in Lancashire. The placename probably derives from Old English wering wæring ‘dam’ (a derivative of wer wær ‘weir’) + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. There is also a place called Warrington in Buckinghamshire but it is unlikely to be the source of the surname.

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


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

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Where is the Warrington family from?

You can see how Warrington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warrington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Warrington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Warrington families living in Delaware. This was about 21% of all the recorded Warrington's in USA. Delaware had the highest population of Warrington families in 1840.
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What did your Warrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Warrington. 18% of Warrington men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Warrington women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warrington were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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.

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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.

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