Remington name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Remington

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The surname is from Rimington, from Old English rima (“edge, border”) + -ing + -tun (literally “settlement by the boundary stream”).

  1. An English habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage.
  3. A town in Indiana; named for the founder of the town's general store.
  4. A neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland; named for early landowner William Remington.
  5. A town in Virginia.
  6. A hamlet in Ohio.
  7. A town in Wisconsin.
  8. A gun produced by the American manufacturer Remington Arms.
  9. A kind of typewriter.

Notable Persons Named Remington

Notable Persons Named Remington

Remington Kellogg

Remington Kellogg was a zoology and zoologist. Remington was born on October 5th, 1892 in Davenport, Iowa. Remington is also known as Arthur Remington Kellogg. He passed away on May 8th, 1969.

Remington D. B. Vernam

Remington was born on March 24th, 1896. He breathed his last breath on December 1st, 1918.

Remington Norman

Remington Vernam

He passed away in 1907.

Remington Schuyler

Remington was born in 1894 in Buffalo, New York. He left this life in 1973.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Remington

Notable Persons With the Last Name Remington

Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington was an artist in the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media. Frederic was given the name Frederic Sackrider Remington on October 4th, 1861 in Canton (village), New York. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 1909.

Eliphalet Remington

Eliphalet Remington was an engineer. Eliphalet was born on October 28th, 1793 in Suffield, Connecticut. He breathed his last breath on August 12th, 1861.

Philo Remington

Philo Remington was a businessperson and businessman. Philo was born as the child of Eliphalet Remington on October 31st, 1816 in Litchfield, New York. He passed away on April 4th, 1889.

William Remington

William was given the name William Walter Remington on October 25th, 1917 in New York City. He left this life on November 24th, 1954.

Deborah Remington

Deborah Remington was a in the field of abstract art. Deborah was born Deborah Remington in 1930 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She passed away on April 21st, 2010.

Phil Remington

Phil was born in 1921. Phil is also known as Philip and Rem. He died in 2013.

  • Jonathan Remington
    Associate Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Ralph Remington
    Theater Director

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Remington U.S.
  White 93.69% 64.26%
  African American 0.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Remington

People with the last name Remington are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Remington

  • What name lists does Remington rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Remington? Remington is the 1,668th most popular name of all time. As a last name Remington was the 5,865th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Remington have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,453 babies born with the first name Remington in the United States. That's more than enough people named Remington to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Remington? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Remington first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Remington is Tuesday, June 5th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Remington born? The highest recorded use of the first name Remington was in 2019 with a total of 1,645 babies. That's a lot of babies named Remington!
  • Random Remington Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Remington ranks 69th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Remington: The name spelled backwards is Notgnimer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tgnioemrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Remington? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,881 people with the last name Remington.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Remington? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Remington as their last name.
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