History of your Surname
Get access to Baston family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Baston Family History

Baston Surname Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from Old French bastun ‘stick’ used as a nickname for a dignitary who carried a staff as part of his function or perhaps for an officious person or someone who walked with the aid of a stick. English: habitational name from Baston in Lincolnshire named with the Old Norse personal name Bak + Old English tūn ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Caston, Easton, Aston, Beaston, Barton, Banton, Haston, Boston

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Baston family from?

You can see how Baston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 200 Baston families living in Yorkshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Baston's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Baston families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baston ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Baston. 11% of Baston men worked as a Builders Labourer and 74% of Baston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baston were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Baston | Data not to scale

*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

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Duties
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Baston family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Baston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Baston

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Baston. 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.

View all Baston immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Baston. For the veterans among your Baston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Baston military records

You've only scratched the surface of Baston family history

Discover More

What is the average Baston lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Baston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Baston in 1956 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Baston

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Baston family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Baston last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial