The surname Preston is of habitation origin, the original bearer of the name was called after the place they hailed from. In the case of Preston it is the name of numerous towns in England, most notably one in Lancashire. The place name Preston is derived from the Old English preost meaning “priest” and tun meaning “an enclosure.” The original meaning was “a village with a priest.” The name Preston has a very old and illustrious history with the first written reference being recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Notale bearers of the name Preston include John S. Preston the 19th Century US Military General.
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