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Kington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, in Dorset, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire. These are named from Old French cyne- ‘royal’ (replaced by Old English cyning ‘king’) + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Kinton, Kingdon, Kingston, Hinton, Kenton, Edington, Linton, Winton

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Where is the Kington family from?

You can see how Kington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 21 Kington families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Kington's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Kington families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kington surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kington ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kington. 100% of Kington men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kington. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kington. For the veterans among your Kington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kington lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kington in 1959 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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