The surname ‘Alston’ is English in origin. Alston is a variation of the personal name ‘Alstan’, representing a coalescence of various Old English personal names composed of the elements ‘oeol’, meaning ‘noble’, and ‘oelf’, meaning ‘elf’, and ‘(e)ald’ meaning ‘old’, or ‘(e)alh’, meaning ‘shrine’, ‘temple’, and ‘Stan’, meaning stone. It is also a habitation name from any of the various places called ‘Alston’, (in Lancashire, Devon, Somerset) or ‘Alstone’ (in Gloucestershire, and Staffordshire). These are the settlements of bearers of the Old English personal names ‘Aelfwine’, (‘elf friend’), and ‘Aefsige’, (‘elf victory’), ‘Aeolnod’, (‘noble daring’), and ‘Alfred’, meaning (‘elf council’). Alston in Cumbria is a Middle English place name, ‘Aldenstune’, derived from the Old Norman personal name ‘Alden’, and ‘tun’, meaning settlement. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Alston’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a Henry Alston’, from the county of Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period o… Coat of arms: Azure, ten star…
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