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Preston family

There are 77,271 people with the Preston surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Preston surname come from:
USA
 (51%)
Great Britain
 (34%)
Canada
 (7%)
Australia
 (3%)
New Zealand
 (2%)
Ireland
 (2%)
South Africa
 (0.5%)
Philippines
 (0.2%)
Russia
 (0.2%)
Germany
 (0.1%)
World|Europe|South America|Asia|Africa
The meaning of the name Preston:
  1. English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English preost ‘priest’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the meaning may have been either ‘village with a priest’ or ‘village held by the Church’.
  2. Scottish: habitational name from Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Preston:
Ann Preston   Annie Preston   Elizabeth Preston   George Preston   Hannah Preston   James Preston   Jane Preston   John Preston   Margaret Preston   Mary Preston   Samuel Preston   Sarah Preston   Susan Preston   Thomas Preston   William Preston  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Preston:
Preston Web Site, 24 members
Preston Family Site, 16 members
Preston Wilford Web Site, 16 members
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