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Williston Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison, or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

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


Similar surnames: Alliston, Liston, Willison, Elliston, Wollaston, Wigginton, Winston

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Williston Family Origin

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Williston Family Occupations

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  • Sail Maker

    50%
  • Seaman

    50%

In 1881, Sail Maker and Seaman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Williston. The most common Williston occupation in the UK was Sail Maker. 50% of Williston's were Sail Makers.

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Williston Historical Records

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Williston Life Expectancy

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