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Weston Family History

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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Where is the Weston family from?

You can see how Weston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weston families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 149 Weston families living in Massachusetts. This was about 28% of all the recorded Weston's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Weston families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weston. 17% of Weston men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Weston women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weston were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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