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Ellington Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Ellington (Hampshire Kent North Yorkshire and Northumberland) named either from Old English æl ēl ‘eel’ or from the Old English personal name Ella or Eli (a short form of various compound names with the first element ælf ‘elf’) + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead’. However Ellington in Kent has its first element from the Old English byname Ealda ‘old’.

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


Similar surnames: Allington, Elkington, Elvington, Wellington, Wallington, Edgington

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Where is the Ellington family from?

You can see how Ellington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ellington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ellington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 84 Ellington families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Ellington's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ellington families in 1891.
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What did your Ellington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ellington. 24% of Ellington men worked as a Farm Labourer and 80% of Ellington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellington were Horseman On Farm and Shorthand Typist. .

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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

  • Farm Labourer
    24%
  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    11%
  • Horseman On Farm
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Shorthand Typist
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellington. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ellington. For the veterans among your Ellington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ellington lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ellington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ellington in 1941 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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