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Edgington Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Egginton (Derbyshire) Edgington in Pyrton (Oxfordshire) or Eggington (Bedfordshire). Egginton in Derbyshire means an ‘estate associated with a man named Ecga’ from the Old English personal name Ecga + ing denoting association + tūn ‘estate farmstead’ while Eggington in Bedfordshire arises from the genitive of the Old English personal name Ecca + dūn ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Edrington, Edington, Ellington, Reddington, Addington, Elkington

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Where is the Edgington family from?

You can see how Edgington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edgington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edgington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 176 Edgington families living in Oxfordshire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Edgington's in United Kingdom. Oxfordshire had the highest population of Edgington families in 1891.
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What did your Edgington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Edgington. 10% of Edgington men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Edgington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edgington were Farmworker and Housewife. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Gardener
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Farmworker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Edgington. For the veterans among your Edgington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edgington lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Edgington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Edgington in 1952 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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