Roston Family History

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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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Roston Family Origin

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Roston Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Roston family was Farm Lab.. The most common Roston occupation in the USA was Butcher. 8% of Roston's were Butchers. Butcher, Carpenter and Coachman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roston.

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  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Coachman

  • Farm Lab.


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Roston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Roston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roston 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 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 Card

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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Roston Life Expectancy

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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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