Gelston Family History

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Gelston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Lincolnshire. The place name, recorded in the Domesday book as Cheuelestune, is probably from an Old Norse personal name Gjofull + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘village’.

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

Similar surnames: Elston, Rolston, Holston, Colston, Elton, Felton, Yelton, Easton

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Gelston Family Origin

Where is the Gelston family from?

Gelston Family Occupations

What did your Gelston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, ag. Lab and Farm Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gelston. The most common Gelston occupation in the UK was Ag. Lab. 33% of Gelston's were Ag. Labs. A less common occupation for the Gelston family was Plumber.

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  • Ag. Lab

  • Farm Servant

  • Plumber


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

Gelston Historical Records

What Gelston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gelston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelston 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 772 immigration records available for the last name Gelston. 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 560 military records available for the last name Gelston. For the veterans among your Gelston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gelston Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelston lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Gelston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Gelston in 1952 was 32, and 88 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelston 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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