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Weston Surname Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of numerous places called Weston from Old English west ‘west’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. topographic name from Middle English atte west tun(e) ‘at the west farmstead settlement’ (Old English west + tūn) or from Middle English (bi) weste(n)tune (Old English be westan tūne or be west in tūne) denoting someone who lived either to the west of a settlement or in the western part of a settlement. The latter was a common surname in Sussex.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Welton, Leston, Heston, Denton, Ruston, Eaton, Whiston, Fenton

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Where is the Weston family from?

You can see how Weston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2,374 Weston families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Weston's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Weston families in 1891.
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What did your Weston ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Weston. 7% of Weston men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Weston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weston were Incapacitated and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Passenger Lists

There are 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Weston. 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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There are 40,000 military records available for the last name Weston. For the veterans among your Weston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weston lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Weston in 1940 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

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