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Kingston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England called Kingston or Kingstone. Almost all of them, regardless of the distinction in spelling, were originally named in Old English as cyningestun ‘the king’s settlement’, i.e. royal manor. However, Kingston upon Soar in Nottinghamshire is named as ‘royal stone’, while Kingstone in Somerset is ‘king’s stone’; both probably being named for some local monument.

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


Similar surnames: Hingston, Kington, Winston, Kinton, Langston, Kinson, Kingdon, Kilton

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Kingston Family Origin

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Kingston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kingston. A less common occupation for the Kingston family was Servant. The most common Kingston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Kingston's were Farmers.

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Famous Kingston Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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