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Foston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and East and North Yorkshire, all named Foston, from the Old Norse personal name Fótr + Old English tun.

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


Similar surnames: Roston, Poston, Forton, Baston, Holton, Royston, Hopton, Alston

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Foston Family Origin

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Foston Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    40%
  • Fireman

    20%
  • Fisherman

    20%
  • Lamp Lighter

    20%

In 1881, the most common Foston occupation in Canada was Laborer. 40% of Foston's were Laborers. Laborer, Fireman and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foston. A less common occupation for the Foston family was Lamp Lighter.

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Foston Historical Records

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Foston Life Expectancy

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