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Marston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one or other of the numerous places called Marston or Merston in counties including Bedfordshire Cheshire Derbyshire Gloucestershire Isle of Wight Kent Northamptonshire Oxfordshire Shropshire Staffordshire Sussex and Worcestershire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English mersc ‘marsh’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Marston family from?

You can see how Marston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 113 Marston families living in New Hampshire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Marston's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Marston families in 1840.
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What did your Marston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marston. 12% of Marston men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Marston women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marston were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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