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Aston Surname Meaning

English:: from the Middle English personal name Ad(e)stan which is usually from Old English Æthelstān (see Alston ). It may also be from the much rarer Old English name Ēadstān. habitational name from any of several places in England called Aston. Most were named with Old English ēast ‘east’ + tūn ‘settlement’. In a few cases the first element is æsc ‘ash tree’. topographic name from Middle English atte stone ‘(dweller) by the stone’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Easton, Alton, Alston, Ashton, Aiton, Abston, Auton, Caston, Baston

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Where is the Aston family from?

You can see how Aston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,422 Aston families living in Staffordshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Aston's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Aston families in 1891.
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What did your Aston ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Aston. 7% of Aston men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Aston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aston were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Retired
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Aston. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Aston. For the veterans among your Aston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aston lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Aston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Aston in 1953 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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