Ashdown Family History
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Ashdown Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dun ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dun ‘hill’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press