Meaning Local: Of Washington, a parish iin county Durham, five miles from Gateshead, or a parish in county Sussex, ten miles from Shoreham.
Local: Originally 'Wessyngton' or 'De Wessyngton.' The name was taken from the place in England where the family originated; from 'weis,' a wash, a creek setting in from the sea, the shallow part of a river, 'ing,' a meadow or low ground, and 'ton,' for 'dun,' a hill or town - the town on the wash or salt river or creek. '
Origin English, Irish, Liberian

Rank 138 (2000 US census) 90 (1990 US census)
Count 163,036 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 5.16%, or 8413 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 89.87%, or 146520 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.25%, or 408 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.64%, or 1043 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.64%, or 4304 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.45%, or 2364 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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