Ralston Family History

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Ralston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands or barony of Ralston near Paisley, in Renfrewshire.

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


Similar surnames: Rolston, Ralstin, Alston, Walston, Cranston, Raulston, Salton, Easton

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Ralston Family Origin

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Ralston Family Occupations

What did your Ralston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ralston family was Carpenter. Farmer, Couturiere and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ralston. The most common Ralston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Ralston's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Couturiere

    5%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Ralston Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ralston Life Expectancy

What is the average Ralston lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ralston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ralston in 1944 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ralston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ralston 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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