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Ashby Name Meaning

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

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Ashby family from?

You can see how Ashby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ashby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ashby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 188 Ashby families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Ashby's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ashby families in 1911.
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What did your Ashby ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ashby. 40% of Ashby men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Ashby women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashby were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Commis
  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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