"Arlingtonian” is the name of an inhabitant of Arlington, Texas. The name “Arlingtonite” has been cited in print since at least 1912.
An inhabitant of Arlington has also been called an “Arlingtonite” (cited in print since at least 1907).
Wikipedia: Arlington, Texas
Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census results, the city had a population of 365,438, making it the third largest municipality in the Metroplex. Arlington is the seventh-largest city in Texas and the 50th largest city in the United States.
Located approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Dallas, Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, the Texas Rangers’ Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Cowboys Stadium, the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame), the headquarters for American Mensa, and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor. The city borders Kennedale, Grand Prairie, Mansfield and Fort Worth, and surrounds the smaller communities of Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego. Arlington is the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV.
Arlington is also the largest city in the state that is not a county seat.
7 July 1912, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Sandwichettes,” pg. 6, col. 4:
Arlington’s ban on dance hall is perhaps because those Arlingtonians who raise alfalfy fear the invasion of the new “grasshopper hop” dance.
19 February 1926, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The State Press,” pt. 2, pg. 16, col. 4:
The blondes are not characterized by the qualities imputed to them by our Arlingtonian, nor are the brunettes.
13 October 1928, Richardson (TX) Echo, pg. 1, col. 5:
The Arlingtonians, with true southern hospitality, are extending a cordial invitation to all Endeavorers and their friends to attend the convention, and will provide free lodging and breakfast to all visiting delegates during the period of the convention.
6 October 1953, Corsicana (TX) Daily Sun, “Navarro Bulldogs Still Leader in Texas Junior College Loop” by Talmadge Canant, pg. 8, col. 2:
Abundant material gives the Arlingtonians the edge in the pick.
OCLC WorldCat record
The Arlingtonian : a magazine for and about the women of Arlington.
Author: Lady Arlington, Inc.
Publisher: Arlington, Tex. : Lady Arlington, Inc., 1981-1982.
Edition/Format: Journal, magazine : Periodical : English
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February 16, 2010
Is that what we call ourselves? Or, is it Arlingtonites?
The former seems more appealing. But, I remember some newspaper columnist years ago trying to get Dallasites to call themselves Dallasians – a la Parisians?
It didn’t stick.
Checking the city web site (http://www.ci.arlington.tx.us), seems the official city newsletter calls itself a “Newsletter for Arlingtonites”. But also found a couple of references to “Arlingtonians”, too.
So, guess we can call ourselves whatever we want, eh?
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