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Origins of the Moston surname

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About the Mostons

We have a total number of 3095 records for people with the last name Moston.

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Where do most Mostons live?

In 1921, most Mostons lived in West Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Mostons

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 2,880 records for the Moston surname. The oldest one dates back to 1552.

Who were Mostons most likely to marry?

Browns

&

Leighs

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What are the most common Moston first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Mostons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mostons in 1921
Dressmaker

15

Fustian Cutter

12

General Servant Domestic

9

General Servant

7

Domestic Servant

6

Common Male occupations for Mostons in 1921
Fustian Cutter

17

General Labourer

17

Carter

16

Potter

15

Joiner

14

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