Preston

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112k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Preston

"Preston" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the priest's town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Old English prēost (“priest”) + tūn (“settlement”).

  1. An industrial city in Lancashire, England.
  2. Several other towns and villages.
  3. An English surname derived from any of the placenames.
  4. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Preston

Preston Xavier Burke is an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at seattle grace hospital and attending physician. Preston is also known as Pres.

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Preston was given the name Preston Thomas Tucker on September 21st, 1903 in Capac, Michigan USA. He left this life on December 26th, 1956.

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Preston Broadus is a fictional character. Preston is also known as Bodie.

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Preston Brooks was a Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Edgefield District and Member of theSouth Carolina House of RepresentativesfromEdgefield District. His most notable accomplishments were from 1856 to 1857. His military service ended in 1848. Preston was born on August 5th, 1819 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. He left this life on January 27th, 1857.

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Preston Sturges was a playwright, screenwriter, and film director. He was most prominent from 1928 to 1956. Preston was given the name Edmund Preston Biden on August 29th, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He passed away on August 6th, 1959.

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Preston Lacy is an actor, stunt performer, and writer. His ongoing career started in 1992. Preston was born on August 14th, 1969 in Carthage, Missouri, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Preston

Kelly Preston is a model and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1980. Kelly was born on October 13th, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Chanel was born on December 1st, 1985 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Carrie Preston is an actress, director, and producer. She was most prominent from 1995 to present. Carrie was born on June 21st, 1967 in Macon, Georgia, U.S.

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Billy Preston was a rhythm, blues, rock music, soul music, funk, and gospel music musician. He plays Vocals, keyboards, Hammond organ, Baldwin Piano Company, Rhodes piano, Clavinet, and Rocky Mount Instruments. He was most prominent from 1956 to 2005. Billy was given the name William Everett Preston on September 2nd, 1946 in Houston, Texas, U.S. He passed away on June 6th, 2006.

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Frances Cleveland Preston was a First Lady of the United States. Frances was born on July 21st, 1864 in Buffalo, New York. She died on October 29th, 1947.

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Robert Preston was an actor and singer. His career lasted from 1938 to 1985. Robert was given the name Robert Preston Meservey on June 8th, 1918 in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S. He passed away on March 21st, 1987.

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How popular is the baby name Preston in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 47 0 47
1881 36 0 36
1882 49 0 49
1883 52 0 52
1884 49 0 49
1885 48 0 48
1886 36 0 36
1887 44 0 44
1888 58 0 58
1889 39 0 39
1890 49 0 49
1891 51 0 51
1892 49 0 49
1893 46 0 46
1894 66 0 66
1895 58 0 58
1896 53 0 53
1897 37 0 37
1898 53 0 53
1899 52 0 52
1900 78 0 78
1901 78 0 78
1902 62 0 62
1903 76 0 76
1904 67 0 67
1905 82 0 82
1906 61 0 61
1907 71 0 71
1908 88 0 88
1909 76 0 76
1910 112 0 112
1911 128 0 128
1912 206 0 206
1913 218 0 218
1914 319 0 319
1915 388 0 388
1916 424 6 418
1917 421 8 413
1918 422 5 417
1919 430 0 430
1920 482 0 482
1921 453 5 448
1922 467 0 467
1923 478 0 478
1924 419 5 414
1925 426 0 426
1926 416 0 416
1927 376 0 376
1928 381 0 381
1929 352 5 347
1930 389 10 379
1931 334 0 334
1932 351 0 351
1933 317 0 317
1934 357 0 357
1935 323 0 323
1936 333 0 333
1937 361 0 361
1938 332 0 332
1939 353 0 353
1940 381 0 381
1941 395 0 395
1942 452 6 446
1943 447 0 447
1944 409 0 409
1945 448 0 448
1946 453 0 453
1947 531 6 525
1948 460 0 460
1949 536 0 536
1950 534 0 534
1951 520 0 520
1952 563 5 558
1953 519 5 514
1954 489 5 484
1955 529 5 524
1956 547 0 547
1957 516 0 516
1958 477 0 477
1959 487 0 487
1960 478 0 478
1961 450 0 450
1962 485 0 485
1963 482 5 477
1964 459 8 451
1965 456 0 456
1966 520 0 520
1967 466 6 460
1968 506 8 498
1969 507 0 507
1970 523 0 523
1971 550 8 542
1972 576 6 570
1973 488 6 482
1974 488 7 481
1975 452 0 452
1976 576 7 569
1977 592 9 583
1978 598 0 598
1979 697 5 692
1980 769 5 764
1981 752 9 743
1982 812 5 807
1983 831 11 820
1984 910 6 904
1985 984 7 977
1986 1,133 12 1,121
1987 1,288 9 1,279
1988 1,364 15 1,349
1989 1,480 9 1,471
1990 1,536 9 1,527
1991 1,436 10 1,426
1992 1,537 11 1,526
1993 1,560 15 1,545
1994 1,615 9 1,606
1995 1,727 13 1,714
1996 1,673 6 1,667
1997 1,905 16 1,889
1998 1,905 14 1,891
1999 2,300 10 2,290
2000 2,767 24 2,743
2001 2,636 18 2,618
2002 2,532 17 2,515
2003 2,653 14 2,639
2004 2,666 21 2,645
2005 2,744 16 2,728
2006 3,729 13 3,716
2007 3,808 17 3,791
2008 3,471 13 3,458
2009 3,473 11 3,462
2010 3,119 15 3,104
2011 3,050 21 3,029
2012 2,949 14 2,935
2013 2,672 15 2,657
2014 2,746 20 2,726
2015 2,460 19 2,441
2016 2,329 24 2,305
2017 2,075 20 2,055

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Popularity of Preston as a first name

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Popularity of Preston as a last name

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Common last names for Preston

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Robinson
  • Wilson
  • Hall
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Hill
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • Lewis
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Preston U.S.
  White 73.18% 64.26%
  African American 20.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Preston

People with the last name Preston are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Preston

  • What name lists does Preston rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Preston? Preston is the 600th most popular name of all time. As a last name Preston was the 736th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Preston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 111,917 babies born with the first name Preston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Preston to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Preston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 47 new born babies.
  • When was Preston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Preston is Monday, August 23rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Preston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Preston was in 2007 with a total of 3,791 babies. That's a lot of babies named Preston!
  • Random Preston Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Preston ranks 88th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 88 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Preston: Your name in reverse order is Notserp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reptsno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Preston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,367 people with the last name Preston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Preston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Preston as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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