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Woolston Name Meaning

from the Middle English personal name Wol(f)stan, Old English Wulfstan, composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + stan stone. habitational name from any of a large number of places called Woolston(e) or Wollston, all of which are named with Old English personal names containing the first element Wulf (Wulfheah, Wulfhelm, Wulfric, Wulfsige, and Wulfweard) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Wollaston, Colston, Rolston, Holston, Alston, Moulton, Woolsey

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Woolston Family Origin

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Woolston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Fisherman

    3%
  • Retired Farmer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Woolston family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woolston. The most common Woolston occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Woolston's were Farmers.

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