Alliston Family History

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Alliston Name Meaning

English: unexplained; it appears to be a variant of Allerston, a habitational name from a place so named in North Yorkshire, but the concentration of the name in Essex and adjoining counties suggests a different source may be involved.

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

Similar surnames: Allison, Williston, Liston, Elliston, Allington, Allerton, Alston

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Alliston Family Origin

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Alliston Family Occupations

What did your Alliston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Alliston occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Alliston's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Alliston family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Straw Plaiter and Agl Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alliston.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Straw Plaiter

  • Agl Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Alliston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Alliston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alliston 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 811 immigration records available for the last name Alliston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 914 military records available for the last name Alliston. For the veterans among your Alliston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alliston Life Expectancy

What is the average Alliston lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Alliston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Alliston in 1962 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alliston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alliston 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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