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Charleston Name Meaning

English: patronymic (with intrusive -t-) from the personal name Charles. The various places called Charleston are all of recent origin, so they are unlikely to be the source of the surname.

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

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Charleston Family Origin

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Charleston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • At Home

    1%

In 1880, the most common Charleston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Charleston's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Charleston. A less common occupation for the Charleston family was At Home.

Source: Census data for Charleston | Data not to scale

Charleston Historical Records

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Charleston Life Expectancy

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Famous Charleston Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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