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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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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Cooper

    11%
  • Shoe Maker

    11%
  • Coachman

    5%

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

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