Ashby Family History

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Ashby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Asby, Corby, Kirby, Ashley, Ash, Busby, Askey, Aaby, Nasby, Asher

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Ashby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ashby name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ashby. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Ashby Family Origin

Where is the Ashby family from?

Ashby Family Occupations

What did your Ashby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ashby family was Servant. The most common Ashby occupation in Canada was Laborer. 11% of Ashby's were Laborers. Laborer, Cultivateur and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashby.

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  • Laborer

  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ashby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ashby Historical Records

What Ashby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 182,000 census records available for the last name Ashby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Ashby. For the veterans among your Ashby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashby Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashby lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ashby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ashby in 1941 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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