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Carlston Surname Meaning

Altered form of Swedish Carlsson or Danish and Norwegian Carlsen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carlson, Charlson, Carlton, Karlson, Larson, Carlsson, Arnson

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Where is the Carlston family from?

You can see how Carlston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carlston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carlston families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 26 Carlston families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 53% of all the recorded Carlston's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Carlston families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carlston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carlston ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Carlston. 100% of Carlston men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Carlston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carlston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 832 immigration records available for the last name Carlston. 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 532 military records available for the last name Carlston. For the veterans among your Carlston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carlston lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Carlston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Carlston in 1960 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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