Abston Family History

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Abston Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; perhaps from an English place name, but not now recorded in England as a surname. One possibility is Abson near Bristol, earlier Abston; another is Adstone in Northamptonshire, which is named from an Old English personal name Ættin + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Aston, Alston, Easton, Alton, Caston, Harston, Elston, Liston, Ruston

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Abston Family Origin

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Abston Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abston. 20% of Abston men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Abston women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abston were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Farmer
  • Cook
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Abston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Abston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 268 immigration records available for the last name Abston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Abston. For the veterans among your Abston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abston Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Abston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Abston in 1940 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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