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Huntington Family History

Huntington Surname Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of various places called Huntington most of which are named with Old English huntena the genitive plural form of hunta ‘hunter huntsman’ + dūn ‘hill’ or tūn ‘farmstead estate’. Some however may have Old English hunting ‘hunting’ as the initial element while others may derive from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan) perhaps with Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The surname may also arise from Huntingdon (Huntingdonshire) which derives from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan) or Old English hunta (genitive huntan) + dūn.

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


Similar surnames: Henington, Huffington, Cunnington, Harrington, Hunton, Pennington

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Where is the Huntington family from?

You can see how Huntington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huntington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huntington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 312 Huntington families living in Lancashire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Huntington's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Huntington families in 1891.
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What did your Huntington 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 Huntington. 26% of Huntington men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Huntington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huntington were Old Age Pensioner 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
    26%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Huntington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huntington 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Huntington. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Huntington. For the veterans among your Huntington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huntington lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Huntington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Huntington in 1944 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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