When Peter H Farrington was born on 13 February 1814, in Kent, Putnam, New York, United States, his father, Elijah Farrington, was 32 and his mother, Phebe Howe, was 28. He married Ann D. Pierson on 8 November 1838, in Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 May 1893, in Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States.
English: habitational name from Farrington in Lancashire, but perhaps occasionally from Farrington Gurney in Somerset. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname also probably reached America via Ireland, where it is recorded as early as the 14th century.