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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Gaston come from when the family resided in the area referred to as the gearstun, which was the Old English word identifying someone who lived by a grass enclosure.

Gaston Early Origins



The surname Gaston was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gaston Spelling Variations


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Gaston Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gaston has been recorded under many different variations, including Gaston, Gastone and others.

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Gaston Early History


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Gaston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaston research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1327, 1332, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Gaston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gaston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaston In Ireland


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Gaston In Ireland



Some of the Gaston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gaston or a variant listed above:

Gaston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fra Gaston, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Gaston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Gaston, a Huguenot immigrant who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ, in 1720 along with his brothers Alexander Hugh and John
  • Joseph Gaston, who landed in New Jersey in 1720
  • Guillaume Gaston, who was on record in Louisiana in 1721
  • William Gaston who landed in South Carolina in 1767
  • Mary Gaston, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gaston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gaston, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • John Gaston settled in New Orleans in 1821
  • John Gaston settled in New York in 1823
  • William Gaston, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • James Gaston, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gaston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Gaston, who arrived in Quebec in 1834

Gaston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Gaston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Mary Gaston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Ann Gaston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Alfred Gaston, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Gaston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Gaston, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaston (post 1700)



  • Justin Michael Gaston (b. 1988), American singer-songwriter, model, and actor
  • Nathaniel Milton "Milt" Gaston (1896-1996), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1924 to 1934
  • Michael Gaston (b. 1962), American film and television actor
  • Robert "Rab Roy" Gaston (1910-2000), African-American baseball catcher in the Negro Leagues who played from 1933 through 1948
  • Clarence Edwin "Cito" Gaston (b. 1944), former Major League Baseball player and manager of the Toronto Blue Jays (1989-1997) and (2008-2010), during which the team won two World Series titles (1992 and 1993) and two American League pennants
  • William Gaston (1820-1894), Governor of Massachusetts in 1875-1876
  • Alexander Gaston (d. 1781), American physician, surgeon, army captain in North Carolina
  • William J Gaston (1778-1844), American judge, orator, politician, and namesake of Gaston County, South Carolina, formed in 1846
  • Rosendo Alvarez Gaston (1926-2014), Spanish Roman Catholic bishop
  • Phil Gaston, Irish songwriter, best known for his song "Navigator" who was recorded by The Pogues
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gaston Historic Events


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Gaston Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. John  Gaston (1847-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Charlotte  Gaston (1848-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Gaston


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Suggested Readings for the name Gaston



  • The Gaston, Howard, and Wilkinson Families: A Genealogical History of Three Inter-Married Families in the Black Belt of Alabama by Kathleen Wilkinson Wood.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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