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Historical References

"ALSTON. Most probably from Alston in Cumberland, earlier Aldenstone. A common surname in Glasgow in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and common also in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire. James Auldston in Ravenscraig, 1667, and several Alstounes are mentioned in Campsie Commissariot Record. Dr. Alstoun of Eastend refused the Test, 1684 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 291). The name is also found in the Edinburgh Marriage Record as Alstoun and Allstoun. James Alstowne was member of Edinburgh Merchant Company, 1687 (RFC., 3. ser. xru, p. 154), and John Alston was residenter in Montrose, 1754 (Brechin). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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