Harston Family History

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Harston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so called in Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire, or from Harleston in Suffolk or Harlestone in Northamptonshire. The first was named in Old English possibly with an unattested personal name Herel + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from har ‘gray’ (or possibly ‘boundary’) + stan ‘stone’. The two last were both named with the Old English personal name Heoruwulf (or Herewulf) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Hurston, Harton, Easton, Marston, Haston, Thurston, Marton, Tarlton

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Harston Family Origin

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Harston Family Occupations

What did your Harston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Harston family was Shopkeeper. Clerk and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Harston. The most common Harston occupation in Canada was Clerk. 50% of Harston's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

  • Farmer

  • Shopkeeper


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

Harston Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Harston Life Expectancy

What is the average Harston lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Harston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Harston in 1963 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harston 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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