Herrington Family History

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Herrington Name Meaning

habitational name from Herrington in County Durham, possibly so named from an unattested Old English personal name H¯ra(from Old Enlish h¯ra ‘servant’) + -ing- denoting association + denu ‘woodland’, ‘pasture’. Possibly a variant of Harrington or a hypercorrected form of Errington.

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

Similar surnames: Harrington, Cherrington, Henington, Barrington, Carrington

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Herrington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Herrington name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Herrington. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Herrington Family Origin

Where is the Herrington family from?

Herrington Family Occupations

What did your Herrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herrington. The most common Herrington occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Herrington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Herrington family was Farmers Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • School

  • Farmers Son


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

Herrington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Herrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herrington 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Herrington. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Herrington. For the veterans among your Herrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herrington Life Expectancy

What is the average Herrington lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Herrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Herrington in 1944 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herrington 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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