Aston Family History

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Aston Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places in England called Aston. Most were named from Old English east ‘east’ + tun ‘settlement’. In a few cases the first element is æsc ‘ash tree’. from a Middle English personal name, Astan(us), which is probably a survival of Old English Æ{dh}elstan or one of the other names mentioned at Alston.

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

Similar surnames: Easton, Alton, Alston, Ashton, Aiton, Abston, Auton, Caston, Baston

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Aston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Aston name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Aston. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Aston Family Origin

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Aston Family Occupations

What did your Aston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, law Student, Commis and Engraver Of ... were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Aston. The most common Aston occupation in Canada was Law Student. 29% of Aston's were Law Students. A less common occupation for the Aston family was Farmer.

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  • Law Student

  • Commis

  • Engraver Of ...

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Aston ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Aston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 100,000 census records available for the last name Aston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aston 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Aston. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Aston. For the veterans among your Aston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aston Life Expectancy

What is the average Aston lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Aston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Aston in 1953 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Aston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aston ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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