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The HARRINGTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 65,131 462 0.024 241
United States (1880 census) 19,604 269 0.039 392
Change since 1880 +45527 -193 -0.015 -151
Other Countries
Australia 2,532 631 0.015 155
United Kingdom 9,194 650 0.020 200
Top States for HARRINGTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 5,535 250 0.029 292
Massachusetts 4,875 89 0.077 768
California 4,788 645 0.014 141
Florida 3,678 493 0.023 230
North Carolina 3,398 302 0.042 422
Top States for HARRINGTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 596 67 0.098 979
Massachusetts 4,875 89 0.077 768
Rhode Island 692 109 0.066 660
Maine 813 262 0.064 638
New Hampshire 702 184 0.057 568


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HARRINGTON live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HARRINGTON represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HARRINGTON in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HARRINGTON by picking someone at random in Vermont than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HARRINGTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HARRINGTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HARRINGTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HARRINGTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 983 1.51
Mixed Race 970 1.49
Native American/Alaskan 384 0.59
Asian/Pacific 345 0.53
White (Caucasian) 54,658 83.92
Black/African American 7,796 11.97

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HARRINGTON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HARRINGTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) From the parish of Harrington, in Cumberland, corrupted from Haverington, so called from Haver, Dutch, Haber, Teut., oats, ing, a field, and ton. The town in or surrounded by oat fields.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to HARRINGTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARRINGTON.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HARRINGTON

The following words are slight variants of HARRINGTON that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.