Gaston Family History

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Gaston Name Meaning

French: from the Old French oblique case of a Germanic personal name, originally probably a byname from gasti ‘stranger’, ‘guest’, ‘host’. Compare Guest. The surname is also found in England and Ireland, where it is probably a Huguenot importation.

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

Similar surnames: Aston, Baston, Gayton, Gascon, Easton, Caston, Garson, Mason, Haston

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Gaston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gaston name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gaston. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Gaston Family Origin

Where is the Gaston family from?

Gaston Family Occupations

What did your Gaston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gaston family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gaston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Gaston's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaston.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Gaston Historical Records

What Gaston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Gaston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaston 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaston. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Gaston. For the veterans among your Gaston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaston Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaston lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gaston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gaston in 1942 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaston 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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