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Arlington Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places called Arlington in Devon Gloucestershire and East Sussex. Earlier forms of the placenames show that each contains a different Old English personal name (respectively Ælfheord Ælfrēd and Eorl(a)) + -ing- denoting association with + tūn ‘settlement’). The name may also derive from Harlington in Yorkshire with loss of initial H- which contains the Old English personal name Herela + -ing- denoting association with + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Allington, Armington, Darlington, Barrington, Arrington, Carrington

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Where is the Arlington family from?

You can see how Arlington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arlington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arlington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Arlington families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Arlington's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Arlington families in 1891.
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What did your Arlington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Arlington. 100% of Arlington men worked as a Bricklayer and 67% of Arlington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties
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There are 704 immigration records available for the last name Arlington. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Arlington. For the veterans among your Arlington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arlington lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Arlington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Arlington in 1947 was 32, and 62 in 2004.

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