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Boston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place in Lincolnshire, the name of which means ‘Botwulf’s stone’. This has been considered to refer to St. Botulf, and to be the site of the monastery that he built in the 7th century, but it is more likely that the Botwulf of the place name was an ordinary landowner, and that the association with the saint was a later development because of the name. Probably an altered spelling of German Basten and perhaps Bastian.

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


Similar surnames: Poston, Booton, Baston, Foston, Roston, Burston, Rolston, Colston

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Boston Family Origin

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Boston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boston. A less common occupation for the Boston family was Coal Miner. The most common Boston occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Boston's were Farmers.

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