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Gaston Family History

Gaston Name Meaning
French: from the Old French oblique case of a Germanic personal name, originally probably a byname from gasti ‘stranger’, ‘guest’, ‘host’. Compare Guest. The surname is also found in England and Ireland, where it is probably a Huguenot importation.

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

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Name Distribution of Gaston Families

  • Number of Gaston families
     99 - 196
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gaston families
     125 - 248
     42 - 124
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gaston families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gaston Family Origin

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Gaston Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gaston

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Gaston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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