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Preston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English preost ‘priest’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the meaning may have been either ‘village with a priest’ or ‘village held by the Church’. Scottish: habitational name from Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Ireton, Leston, Ruston, Weston, Presson, Brenton, Brewton, Pelton

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Preston Family Origin

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Preston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Servant

    3%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, the most common Preston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Preston's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preston. A less common occupation for the Preston family was School.

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