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Abston Family History

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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Where is the Abston family from?

You can see how Abston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Abston families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Abston family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Abston's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Abston families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Abston. 28% of Abston men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Abston women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abston were Farming and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Abston lifespan?

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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