"Arlingtonite” is the name of an inhabitant of Arlington, Texas. The name “Arlingtonite” has been cited in print since at least 1907.
An inhabitant of Arlington has also been called an “Arlingtonian” (cited in print since at least 1912).
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.
26 February 1907. Fort Worth (TX) Telegram, “Arlington News,” pg. 8, col. 3:
Friday evening the following merry Arlingtonites formed a theatrical party and made the trip to Fort Worth, where they enjoyed Tim Murphy in his production of “A Corner in Coffee”: ...
21 September 1935, Dallas (TX) Morning News, sec. 1, pg. 2, col. 5:
As Cars Driven by
Uncle, Nephew Hit
16 December 1956, Grand Pairie Texan (Grand Prairie, TX), pg. 8, col. 3:
Take Honors in
Week’s Golf Event
Two Arlingtonites took the honors in the blind bogey of the Women’s Golf Association this week.
10 April 1973, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. 5D, col. 1:
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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?
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, December 29, 2011 • Permalink