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Etymology

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Proper noun

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Barrington (countable and uncountable, plural Barringtons)

  1. (uncountable) A placename:
    1. A village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire district, Cambridgeshire, England (OS grid ref TL3949).
    2. A civil parish in Cotswold district, Gloucestershire, England, which includes the villages of Great and Little Barrington.
    3. A village and civil parish in South Somerset district, Somerset, England (OS grid ref ST3818).
    4. A small village on the Barrington River, New South Wales, Australia.
    5. A locality in Tasmania, Australia.
    6. An unincorporated rural community of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    7. A hamlet in the township of Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada.
    8. A number of places in the United States:
      1. A suburban village in Cook County and Lake County, Illinois.
      2. A town in Strafford County, New Hampshire.
      3. A borough in Camden County, New Jersey.
      4. A town in Yates County, New York.
      5. A suburban residential town in Bristol County, Rhode Island.
  2. (countable) A habitational surname from Old English.

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Statistics

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Barrington is the 6928th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 4843 individuals. Barrington is most common among White (79.85%) and Black/African American (14.14%) individuals.

References

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  1. ^ René Lepelley, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie, Condé-sur-Noireau, Éditions Charles Corlet, 1996, p. 58.

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