When Mary Jane Preston was born on 18 March 1857, in Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Alonzo Chester Preston, was 23 and her mother, Amanda Abigail Newman, was 22. She lived in Wheatfield Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870.
habitational name from one of the many places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.
occasionally from Middle English prest + son ‘son of the priest’. Priests were forbidden marriage but many produced illegitimate offspring.
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