Gaston Family History

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Gaston Name Meaning

French: from the Old French oblique case of a Germanic personal name, originally probably a byname from gasti ‘stranger’, ‘guest’, ‘host’. Compare Guest. The surname is also found in England and Ireland, where it is probably a Huguenot importation.

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


Similar surnames: Aston, Baston, Gayton, Gascon, Easton, Caston, Garson, Mason, Haston

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Gaston Family Origin

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Gaston Family Occupations

What did your Gaston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gaston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Gaston's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaston. A less common occupation for the Gaston family was Black Smith.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farm Labourer

    13%
  • Shoemaker

    10%
  • Black Smith

    6%

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

Gaston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gaston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaston 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gaston. 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 Gaston. For the veterans among your Gaston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaston Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaston lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gaston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gaston in 1942 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaston 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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