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Addington Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named in Old English as Eaddingtun ‘settlement associated with Eadda’ or Æddingtun ‘settlement associated with Æddi’. Places so named are found in Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent, and Greater London.

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


Similar surnames: Waddington, Edington, Edgington, Wallington, Allington, Ludington

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Where is the Addington family from?

You can see how Addington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Addington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Addington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 97 Addington families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Addington's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Addington families in 1891.
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What did your Addington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Meat Salesman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Addington. 25% of Addington men worked as a Meat Salesman and 78% of Addington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Addington were Insurance Clerk and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • Meat Salesman
    25%
  • Milk Roundsman
    25%
  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Insurance Clerk
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Addington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Addington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Addington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Addington. For the veterans among your Addington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Addington lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Addington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Addington in 1944 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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