Ellington Family History

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Ellington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire, Kent, Northumbria, and North Yorkshire; most are so named from Old English Ellingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Ella’, a short form of the various compound names with a first element ælf ‘elf’, but the one in Kent has its first element from the Old English byname Ealda meaning ‘old’.

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

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

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Ellington Family Origin

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Ellington Family Occupations

What did your Ellington ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ellington. 67% of Ellington men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ellington women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellington were Waiter and Motor

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fireman
  • Labourer
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Domestic
  • Farmer
  • Motor

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ellington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Ellington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellington. 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 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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Ellington Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ellington ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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