Weston Family History

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Weston Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places named Weston, from Old English west ‘west’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. English: variant of Whetstone.

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


Similar surnames: Welton, Leston, Heston, Denton, Ruston, Eaton, Whiston, Fenton

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Weston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weston name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Weston Family Origin

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Weston Family Occupations

What did your Weston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Weston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Weston's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weston. A less common occupation for the Weston family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Weston Historical Records

What Weston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 385,000 census records available for the last name Weston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weston 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 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Weston. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Weston. For the veterans among your Weston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weston Life Expectancy

What is the average Weston lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Weston in 1940 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weston 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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