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Beaston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Beeston (the more common form of the family name in England). Most of them, for example those in Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, and West Yorkshire, are named with Old English beos ‘rough grass’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The one in Cheshire is probably named with Old English byge ‘trade’, ‘commerce’ + stan ‘stone’, meaning ‘rock where a market was held’. A few other Beestons have different derivations.

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


Similar surnames: Easton, Seaton, Baston, Elston, Aston, Burston, Belton, Heaton

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Where is the Beaston family from?

You can see how Beaston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beaston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beaston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Beaston families living in New Jersey. This was about 36% of all the recorded Beaston's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Beaston families in 1840.
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What did your Beaston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beaston. 40% of Beaston men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Beaston women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beaston were Clerk and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Passenger Lists

There are 348 immigration records available for the last name Beaston. 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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There are 598 military records available for the last name Beaston. For the veterans among your Beaston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beaston lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Beaston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Beaston in 1953 was 70, and 76 in 2004.

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