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Profiles

  • (Unnamed Child) Preston (1683 - 1683)
  • Abigail Preston (1667 - 1746)
    Two Abigails were merged - one married to Levi Preston and one married to Samuel Stebbins. This is the Abigail who was born in Woburn, MA, lived in Swansea, MA, and died in Fairfield Township, Cumber...
  • Adaline Preston (1842 - 1880)
  • Adam Preston of Gigglesworth (1564 - 1593)
    Adam Preston Father: William PRESTON & Mother: Anna SAUNDERS Birth: 1558, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England Death: 8 NOV 1593, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England Partnership with: Isabel BRAITHWAI...

About the Preston surname

  • Family tradition indicates that "Preston" derives from Scottish Preists town. Attributed to a William or Leolphus DePreston who was accredited to acceptance of an emparkment in Northern England in exchange for an oath of fealty to Edward I "Longshanks".
  • "The eldest son of an Englishman named after his birthplace or his estate was, for instance, Preston, like his father, sometimes with a different forename to distinguish him, though not so invariably as a genealogist might wish;" see: http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/fulltext/scrap3/ch01.htm (This passage is in reference to the connections between the Isle of Man and Lancashire