Last name: BOSTON

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BOSTON : This last name is indexed 63,099 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOSTON : 1: English: habitational name from the place so named in Lincolnshire which means ‘Bōtwulf's stone’ (from the Old English personal name Bōtwulf + Old English stān ‘stone’). This has been considered to refer to Saint Botulf and to be the site of the monastery that he built in the 7th century but it is more likely that the Bōtwulf of the placename was an ordinary landowner and that the association with the saint was a later development because of the name.2: Americanized form of German Basten or Bastian or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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