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Colston Name Meaning

from a Middle English personal name, Colstan, which is probably from Old Norse Kolsteinn, composed of the elements kol ‘charcoal’ + steinn ‘stone’. habitational name from Colston Basset in Nottinghamshire, or the nearby Car Colston, both of which seem to have originally been named from the Old Norse personal name Kolr + Old English tun ‘settlement’. The first syllable of Car Colson was originally the defining prefix kirk ‘church’. habitational name from Coulston in Wiltshire, which is named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cufel (diminutive of Cufa) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Rolston, Colton, Holston, Royston, Elston, Alston, Tolton, Houston

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Colston Family Origin

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Colston Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colston. The most common Colston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Colston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Colston family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    5%

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Colston Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Colston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Colston in 1943 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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