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Leston Surname Meaning

Galician (Lestón): habitational name from any of the four places called Lestó in A Coruña province Galicia (Spain). English: perhaps a habitational name from Leiston in Suffolk so named from Old English lēg ‘beacon fire’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Liston, Weston, Heston, Lenton, Lefton, Leaton, Denton, Ruston

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Where is the Leston family from?

You can see how Leston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 43 Leston families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Leston's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Leston families in 1891.
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What did your Leston ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Leston. 85% of Leston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Household Duties
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Leston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 700 military records available for the last name Leston. For the veterans among your Leston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leston lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Leston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Leston in 1954 was 51, and 80 in 2003.

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