Cheston Family History

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Cheston Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from a place in Devon called Cheston, although the surname is found mainly in East Anglia rather than Devon.

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

Similar surnames: Heaton, Henton, Heston, Leston, Whiston, Charton, Chilton, Christon

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Cheston Family Origin

Where is the Cheston family from?

Cheston Family Occupations

What did your Cheston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cheston family was Coachman D. Bricklayer, Builders Clerk and Cellarman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheston. The most common Cheston occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 5% of Cheston's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Builders Clerk

  • Cellarman

  • Coachman D


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

Cheston Historical Records

What Cheston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cheston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheston 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cheston. 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 999 military records available for the last name Cheston. For the veterans among your Cheston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheston Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheston lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Cheston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cheston in 1957 was 49, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheston 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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