Woolston Family History

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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

What did your Woolston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Woolston family was Retired Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Retired Farmer


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

Woolston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Woolston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woolston 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Woolston. 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 Woolston. For the veterans among your Woolston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woolston Life Expectancy

What is the average Woolston lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Woolston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Woolston in 1953 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woolston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woolston 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.

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