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Billington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of three places called Billington, in Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Bedfordshire. The first of these is first recorded in 1196 as Billingduna ‘sword-shaped hill’ (see Bill); the second is in Domesday Book as Belintone ‘settlement (Old English tun) of Billa’; the one in Bedfordshire is recorded in 1196 as Billendon, from an Old English personal name Billa + dun ‘hill’. The place in Lancashire is the most likely source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Millington, Allington, Pilkington, Wallington, Ellington, Withington

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Billington Family Origin

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Billington Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Cooper and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billington. A less common occupation for the Billington family was Coachman. The most common Billington occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Billington's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Cooper

    11%
  • Shoe Maker

    11%
  • Coachman

    5%

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Billington Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Billington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Billington. For the veterans among your Billington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Billington Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Billington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Billington in 1942 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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