Durston Family History

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Durston Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Durston in Somerset, named with the Old English personal name Deor + tun ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Hurston, Burston, Duston, Harston, Muston, Turton, Dunton, Dutton

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Durston Family Origin

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Durston Family Occupations

What did your Durston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Bill Poster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durston. The most common Durston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Durston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Durston family was Bookkeeper In Mill.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Bill Poster

  • Bookkeeper In Mill


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Durston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Durston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durston 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Durston. 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 Durston. For the veterans among your Durston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durston Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Durston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Durston in 1966 was 73, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durston ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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