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Williston Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison, or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

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

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Williston Family Origin

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Williston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • At Home

    2%

In 1880, the most common Williston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Williston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Williston family was At Home. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Williston.

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Williston Historical Records

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Williston Life Expectancy

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