Croston Family History

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Croston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Croston, from Old Norse kross ‘cross’ or Old English cros + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Croxton, Crofton, Roston, Caston, Rolston, Royston, Colton, Ruston

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Croston Family Origin

Where is the Croston family from?

Croston Family Occupations

What did your Croston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dressmaker, Labourer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Croston. A less common occupation for the Croston family was Tailoress. The most common Croston occupation in Canada was Dressmaker. 25% of Croston's were Dressmakers.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Labourer

  • Shoemaker

  • Tailoress


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

Croston Historical Records

What Croston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Croston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croston 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Croston. 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 Croston. For the veterans among your Croston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Croston Life Expectancy

What is the average Croston lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Croston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Croston in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Croston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Croston 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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