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ˈprɛs tənpre·ston

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  1. Prestonnoun

    Several other towns and villages.

  2. Prestonnoun

    An industrial city in Lancashire, England.

    A local government district of Lancashire, the City of Preston.

  3. Prestonnoun

    Several other towns and villages. An area in Brent borough, London. An unincorporated community, the county seat of Webster County, Georgia, United States. A city, the county seat of Franklin County, Idaho, United States. A city, the county seat of Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. A census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States.

  4. Prestonnoun

    An English surname derived from any of the placenames.

  5. Prestonnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  6. Etymology: preost + tun.



    The PR postcode area, also known as the Preston postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts in North West England, within four post towns. These cover south-west Lancashire (including Preston, Chorley and Leyland) and north Merseyside (including Southport).


  1. Preston

    Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, located on the north bank of the River Ribble. It is an urban settlement and unparished area that when combined with surrounding rural civil parishes forms the City of Preston local government district of Lancashire. The whole district obtained city status in 2002, becoming England's 50th city in the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. The settlement, or unparished area, of Preston has a population of 114,300, and the whole City of Preston district has a population of 132,000. Preston and its surroundings have provided evidence of ancient Roman activity in the area, largely in the form of a Roman road which led to a camp at Walton-le-Dale. The Angles established Preston; the name Preston is derived from Old English words meaning "Priest settlement" and in the Domesday Book appears as "Prestune". During the Middle Ages, Preston formed a parish and township in the hundred of Amounderness and was granted a Guild Merchant charter in 1179, giving it the status of a market town. Textiles have been produced in Preston since the middle of the 13th century, when locally produced wool was woven in people's houses. Flemish weavers who settled in the area during the 14th century helped to develop the industry. Sir Richard Arkwright, inventor of the spinning frame, was born in Preston. The most rapid period of growth and development in Preston's history coincided with the industrialisation and expansion of textile manufacturing. Preston was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, becoming a densely populated engineering centre, with large industrial plants.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Preston

    Lancashire manufacturing town on the Ribble, 31 m. N W. of Manchester; is a well laid out brick town, with three parks, a magnificent town-hall, a market, public baths, free library, museum, and picture-gallery; St. Walburge's Roman Catholic church has the highest post-Reformation steeple in England, 306 ft. The deepening of the river and construction of docks have added to the shipping trade. The chief industry is cotton, but there are also shipbuilding yards, engineer shops, and foundries. One of Cromwell's victories was won here; it was the birthplace of Richard Arkwright, and the scene of the beginning of the English total abstinence movement in 1832.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. preston

    A town of England, in Lancashire, on the north bank of the Ribble. This town was partially destroyed by Bruce in 1322; and after declaring for the king, it was taken by the forces of the Parliament under Gen. Fairfax. Here also ended the ill-fated Jacobite rising of 1715, when, after a brave resistance, the insurgents were compelled to surrender.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Preston

    A corruption of “Priests’ Town,” so called on account of its many ancient monastic establishments.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Preston is ranked #736 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Preston surname appeared 47,367 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 16 would have the surname Preston.

    73.1% or 34,663 total occurrences were White.
    20.4% or 9,663 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 1,179 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 1,089 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 497 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 270 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for Preston »

  1. postern

  2. reptons

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Preston in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Preston in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Preston in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    Preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for Mexican Anthem.

  2. Memphis Police:

    Officer Preston Hemphill and other officer’s actions and inactions have been and continue to be the subject of this investigation, there are numerous charges still developing that are impending.

  3. Jim Smith:

    Mark Rupp said. The virus is blamed for more than 6.5 million confirmed infections and 195,000 deaths in the U.S., by far the highest totals of any country, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University. While case numbers have fallen from a peak average of 67,000 new infections per day in late July to about 36,000 now, the numbers remain staggeringly high. Deaths are running at about 750 a day, down from a peak of over 2,200 in late April. In recent days, Mississippi has allowed restaurants to expand their customer capacity to 75 %. New Jersey reopened gyms and indoor dining at restaurants, though with limited capacity. Michigans governor allowed gyms to reopen and organized sports to resume. County commissioners in Pinellas County, Fla., on Thursday are set to discuss whether to repeal their mask ordinance. While some Americans may see such things as a welcome step closer to normal, public health experts warn the U.S. is setting itself up for failure — again. ( iStock) Public health experts noted that it is safe to resume certain activities in communities where there are low levels of infection. The nations top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, appeared via video at Vermont Gov. Phil Scotts virus briefing Tuesday and praised the states response and its steps to reopen safely. Anthony Fauci chalked it up to Vermonts emphasis on wearing masks, avoiding crowds and taking other simple precautions. But elsewhere, experts said, case counts are too high to resume higher-risk activities, such as going to bars, gyms, theaters and stadiums, participating in close contact sports or eating inside a restaurant. In most communities in Florida, bars were allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity on Monday, while keeping some precautions in place. But Floridas three biggest counties Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach are keeping their bars closed because of high case numbers. Even in places where drinking establishments have been given the OK to reopen, some owners and customers alike are hesitant. At The Leon Pub, a smoky bar a mile up the road from Floridas Capitol in Tallahassee, the Monday night crowd was sparse, as Leon Pub has been for much of the long, oppressive summer. Leon Pub been crickets and tumbleweeds, said bartender Lauren Bryant. Among the few there were Allie Preston and her husband. Weve been cooped up for a while. It was nice to have normalcy, she said. Florida bars were shuttered on St. Patricks Day in March, allowed to reopen in June, then ordered closed again about two weeks later as virus cases surged. Leon Pub was allowed to reopen in July because it had a restaurant license. Jim Smith, owner of Poor Pauls Pourhouse in Tallahassee, intends to keep Jim Smith place closed until the outbreak is over. I miss going to work every day. I miss seeing the customers and employees.

  4. Matt McMahon:

    You ’d be hard-pressed to find a better game than that in the next seven, eight days, lot of respect for Morehead State. Coach( Preston) Spradlin’s done a terrific job building his program. But again, these guys have done it all year. They find different ways to win.

  5. President Trump:

    Preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for National Anthem.

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    a game in which players throw or flip a jackknife in various ways so that the knife sticks in the ground
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