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Darling Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English deorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of deor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (see Dear 1). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use, probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Harling, Darwin, Dalling, Daring, Arling, Harding, Dowling, Burling

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Darling Family Origin

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Darling Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Merchant

    5%
  • Farmer Son

    4%
  • Student

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Merchant and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darling. The most common Darling occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Darling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Darling family was Student.

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