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Meston Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Weston, Maston, Leston, Hesson, Humeston, Denton, Milton, Seton

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Where is the Meston family from?

You can see how Meston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 31 Meston families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Meston's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Meston families in 1911.
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What did your Meston ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Meston. 42% of Meston men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Meston women worked as a Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Merchant
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meston. 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 Cards

There are 710 military records available for the last name Meston. For the veterans among your Meston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meston lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Meston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Meston in 1958 was 51, and 75 in 2003.

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