Durston Family History

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Durston Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Durston in Somerset, named with the Old English personal name Deor + tun ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Hurston, Burston, Duston, Harston, Muston, Turton, Dunton, Dutton

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Durston Family Origin

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Durston Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Durston. 75% of Durston men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife

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

Durston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Durston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durston 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 Durston. 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 Durston. For the veterans among your Durston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durston Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Durston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Durston in 1966 was 73, and 86 in 2004.

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