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Roston Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Roschintone, possibly ‘estate (Old English tun) associated with Hrothsige’, an Old English personal name. variant of Rosson.

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


Similar surnames: Rosson, Ruston, Royston, Foston, Rowton, Rolston, Croston, Poston

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Where is the Roston family from?

You can see how Roston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roston families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Roston family living in Georgia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Roston's in USA. Georgia and 2 other states had the highest population of Roston families in 1840.
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What did your Roston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roston. 25% of Roston men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Roston women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roston were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Roston. 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 796 military records available for the last name Roston. For the veterans among your Roston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roston lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Roston in 1963 was 65, and 71 in 2004.

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