Duston Family History

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Duston Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place in Northamptonshire, named from Old English dus ‘mound’ or dust ‘dust’ + tun ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Muston, Durston, Dunton, Ruston, Dutton, Dustin, Dalton, Denton

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Duston Family Origin

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Duston Family Occupations

What did your Duston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duston. The most common Duston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Duston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Duston family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Duston ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Duston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Duston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duston 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 536 immigration records available for the last name Duston. 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 665 military records available for the last name Duston. For the veterans among your Duston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duston Life Expectancy

What is the average Duston lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Duston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Duston in 1952 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duston 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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