Abston Family History

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Abston Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; perhaps from an English place name, but not now recorded in England as a surname. One possibility is Abson near Bristol, earlier Abston; another is Adstone in Northamptonshire, which is named from an Old English personal name Ættin + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Aston, Alston, Easton, Alton, Caston, Harston, Elston, Liston, Ruston

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Abston Family Origin

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Abston Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Abston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Abston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Abston family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abston.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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Abston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Abston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abston 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Abston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Abston. For the veterans among your Abston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abston Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Abston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Abston in 1940 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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