Wollaston Family History

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Wollaston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wollaston. Those in Northamptonshire (Domesday Book Wilavestone) and Worcestershire (first recorded in 1275 as Wollaueston) are named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wulflaf (composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + laf ‘relic’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the one in Shropshire (Domesday Book Willavestune) is the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wiglaf (composed of the elements wig ‘war’ + laf ‘relic’).

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

Similar surnames: Woolston, Rolston, Colston, Whiston, Holston, Colliton, Wolverton

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Wollaston Family Origin

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Wollaston Family Occupations

What did your Wollaston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Lady and (Gen) Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wollaston. A less common occupation for the Wollaston family was Architect Not Practising. The most common Wollaston occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 5% of Wollaston's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Lady

  • (Gen) Labourer

  • Architect Not Practising


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

Wollaston Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wollaston Life Expectancy

What is the average Wollaston lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wollaston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wollaston in 1957 was 28, and 86 in 2004.

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