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Gelston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Lincolnshire. The place name, recorded in the Domesday book as Cheuelestune, is probably from an Old Norse personal name Gjofull + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘village’.

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

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Gelston Family Origin

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Gelston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Minister

    10%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, the most common Gelston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Gelston's were Farmers. Farmer, Minister and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gelston. A less common occupation for the Gelston family was Keeping House.

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Gelston Life Expectancy

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