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Croston Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Croston from Old Norse kross ‘cross’ or Old English cros + Old English tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. English: occasionally a variant of Croxton or Croson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Croxton, Crofton, Roston, Caston, Rolston, Royston, Colton, Ruston

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Where is the Croston family from?

You can see how Croston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Croston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Croston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Croston families living in Virginia. This was about 78% of all the recorded Croston's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Croston families in 1840.
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What did your Croston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Croston. 30% of Croston men worked as a Laborer and 35% of Croston women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Croston were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Croston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Croston. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Croston. For the veterans among your Croston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Croston lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Croston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Croston in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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