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Meaning & History
Location name that refers to a settlement associated with a personal name reduced to Arl- plus the Anglo-Saxon patronymic element -ing- then the element -ton denoting a "settlement". Original inhabitants would have been related to or associated with the personal name bearer. English places with the name Arlington occur in Devonshire (original personal name Aelffrith), Gloucestershire (Aelfred), and Sussex (Eorla).