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Colston Name Meaning

from a Middle English personal name, Colstan, which is probably from Old Norse Kolsteinn, composed of the elements kol ‘charcoal’ + steinn ‘stone’. habitational name from Colston Basset in Nottinghamshire, or the nearby Car Colston, both of which seem to have originally been named from the Old Norse personal name Kolr + Old English tun ‘settlement’. The first syllable of Car Colson was originally the defining prefix kirk ‘church’. habitational name from Coulston in Wiltshire, which is named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cufel (diminutive of Cufa) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Rolston, Colton, Holston, Royston, Elston, Alston, Tolton, Houston

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Colston Family Origin

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Colston Family Occupations

What did your Colston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Colston family was Pretre. Farmer, Boiler Maker and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colston. The most common Colston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Colston's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Boiler Maker

    17%
  • Farm Labourer

    17%
  • Pretre

    17%

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Colston Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Colston. 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 Colston. For the veterans among your Colston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colston Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Colston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Colston in 1943 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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