Cumpston Family History

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Cumpston Name Meaning

Northern English: probably a variant of the Scottish habitational name Cumstoun, from Cumstoun in Kirkcudbrightshire or from Cumstone in Dumfriesshire. There are places in Cumbria named Cumpston Hill and Cumpstone House, but both take their names from a family called Compston or Cumpston, recorded in the area in the 16th century, rather than vice versa.

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


Similar surnames: Compton, Hurston, Upton, Kimpton, Cumpton, Hampton, Crumpton, Burston

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Cumpston Family Origin

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Cumpston Family Occupations

What did your Cumpston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cumpston family was Coal Miner. The most common Cumpston occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 22% of Cumpston's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Master Mariner and Annuitant Land & Dividends were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cumpston.

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  • Annuitant

    22%
  • Master Mariner

    22%
  • Annuitant Land & Dividends

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    11%

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

Cumpston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cumpston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cumpston 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cumpston. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cumpston. For the veterans among your Cumpston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cumpston Life Expectancy

What is the average Cumpston lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cumpston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cumpston in 1955 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cumpston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cumpston 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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