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Colston Family History

Colston Name Meaning
from a Middle English personal name, Colstan, which is probably from Old Norse Kolsteinn, composed of the elements kol ‘charcoal’ + steinn ‘stone’.habitational name from Colston Basset in Nottinghamshire, or the nearby Car Colston, both of which seem to have originally been named from the Old Norse personal name Kolr + Old English tun ‘settlement’. The first syllable of Car Colson was originally the defining prefix kirk ‘church’.habitational name from Coulston in Wiltshire, which is named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cufel (diminutive of Cufa) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Name Distribution of Colston Families

  • Number of Colston families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Colston families
     54 - 105
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Colston families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Colston Family Origin

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Colston Immigration Information

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Colston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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