Marston Family History

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Marston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, of which there are examples in at least sixteen counties. All get their names from Old English mersc ‘marsh’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Harston, Marton, Easton, Marson, Muston, Morton, Murton, Martin

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Marston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marston name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Marston Family Origin

Where is the Marston family from?

Marston Family Occupations

What did your Marston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Marston family was Carpenter. The most common Marston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Marston's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marston.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Marston Historical Records

What Marston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Marston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marston 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 Marston. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Marston. For the veterans among your Marston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marston Life Expectancy

What is the average Marston lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Marston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Marston in 1941 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marston 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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