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  • Abigail Preston (1667 - 1746)
    Biography Abigail/3w Brooks, born at Woburn, Massachusetts,1, removed with her family to Swansea, where she married, 16 Oct 1695, Levi/2 Preston, son of Roger/1 Preston and Martha (–?–).2,3 Sister ...
  • 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 BRAITHWAITE Marr...
  • Agnes Caroline Rogers (1866 - 1907)
    Residence : Waimate - 1887** Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jan 15 2017, 3:34:32 UTC * Residence : Waimate - 1887

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: (This passage is in reference to the connections between the Isle of Man and Lancashire