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Wollaston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wollaston. Those in Northamptonshire (Domesday Book Wilavestone) and Worcestershire (first recorded in 1275 as Wollaueston) are named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wulflaf (composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + laf ‘relic’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the one in Shropshire (Domesday Book Willavestune) is the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wiglaf (composed of the elements wig ‘war’ + laf ‘relic’).

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

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Wollaston Family Origin

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Wollaston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    6%

In 1880, the most common Wollaston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Wollaston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wollaston family was Dry Goods Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wollaston.

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Wollaston Historical Records

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Wollaston Life Expectancy

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