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Foston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and East and North Yorkshire, all named Foston, from the Old Norse personal name Fótr + Old English tun.

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

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Foston Family Origin

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Foston Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%

In 1880, Blacksmith and Dry Goods Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Foston. The most common Foston occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 33% of Foston's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Foston family was Laborer.

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Foston Life Expectancy

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