Ash Name Meaning

English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere). In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne, with the same meaning. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul (see Altschul) or AyznSHtot (see Eisenstadt).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nash, Asch, Dash, Tash, Ask, Asp, Rash, Ast, Sas, Gash

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Ash Family Origin

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Ash Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ash. 27% of Ash men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Ash women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ash were Carpenter and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
  • Farmer
  • Housewife
  • Income

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ash Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Ash. For the veterans among your Ash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ash Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ash in 1946 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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