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ˈtɑr kɪŋ təntark·ing·ton

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  1. Tarkington

    Tarkington is an English surname, a variant of the place name Torkington; other variants include Talkington and Turkington.John Tarkington, Sr., his wife Prudence, their son John, Jr. and wife Martha, and their son William Joshua came to America in about 1668. They settled on 250 acres (1.0 km2) of land in Baltimore County, Maryland. The plantation was named "The Grove". John Tarkington was one of the original settlers of Maryland. He began to accumulate property by getting settlers to move to a certain locality. In 1675 he transported a group into the province to inhabit Cecil County and obtained 560 acres (2.3 km2) for himself. John Tarkington had a son Samuel, who it is said was killed or kidnapped by the natives. Booth Tarkington's ancestors migrated through Tyrrell County, North Carolina and then on to Indiana.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tarkington is ranked #16031 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tarkington surname appeared 1,809 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Tarkington.

    79.8% or 1,444 total occurrences were White.
    12.9% or 234 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 44 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tarkington in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tarkington in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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