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Farrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Farrington. There is one in Somerset, but the surname is associated mainly with Farington, Lancashire. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tun ‘settlement’. The surname probably reached America also via Ireland, where it is recorded as early as the 14th century.

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


Similar surnames: Warrington, Harrington, Barrington, Carrington, Darrington, Arrington

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Farrington Family Origin

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Farrington Family Occupations

What did your Farrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farrington family was Labourer. The most common Farrington occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Farrington's were Farmers. Farmer, Labour and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farrington.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Labour

    13%
  • Fisherman

    8%
  • Labourer

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Farrington ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Farrington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Farrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farrington 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Farrington. 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 Farrington. For the veterans among your Farrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farrington Life Expectancy

What is the average Farrington lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Farrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Farrington in 1947 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farrington 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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