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Origins of the Ovington surname

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About the Ovingtons

We have a total number of 2684 records for people with the last name Ovington.

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Where do most Ovingtons live?

In 1921, most Ovingtons lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Ovingtons

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We have 2,390 records for the Ovington surname. The oldest one dates back to 1560.

Who were Ovingtons most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Ovington first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ovingtons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ovingtons in 1921


House Servant


Domestic Servant


Dress Maker


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Ovingtons in 1921
Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer






Ironstone Miner


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