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Foston Family History

Foston Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and East and North Yorkshire, all named Foston, from the Old Norse personal name Fótr + Old English tun.

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

16,178 Historical Documents with Foston on Ancestry.com
5,285 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
321 Military Records
365 Immigration Records
5,453 Census and Voter Lists
4,754 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Foston Families

  • Number of Foston families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Foston families
     30 - 58
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Foston families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Foston census records

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Foston Family Origin

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Foston Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Foston

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Foston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Foston census records

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Foston Civil War Service Records

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