Leston Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Leston Name Meaning

Spanish (Lestón): habitational name from any of four places called Lestó in A Coruña province, Galacia. English: unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from Leiston in Suffolk, so named from Old English leg ‘beacon fire’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Liston, Weston, Heston, Lenton, Lefton, Leaton, Denton, Ruston

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Leston Family Origin

Where is the Leston family from?

Leston Family Occupations

What did your Leston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agl Lab, Bedstead Maker (Iron) and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leston. The most common Leston occupation in the UK was Agl Lab. 13% of Leston's were Agl Labs. A less common occupation for the Leston family was Dressmaker.

View Census data for Leston | Data not to scale

  • Agl Lab

  • Bedstead Maker (Iron)

  • Blacksmith

  • Dressmaker


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

Leston Historical Records

What Leston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Leston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Leston

Passenger List

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

Draft Card

There are 700 military records available for the last name Leston. For the veterans among your Leston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Leston military records

You've only scratched the surface of Leston family history.

Leston Life Expectancy

What is the average Leston lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Leston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Leston in 1954 was 51, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leston 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.

Look up another name