Ashenfelter Family History

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Ashenfelter Name Meaning

Respelling of German Eschenfelder, a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or ash wood in open country, from Middle High German esche ‘ash’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Frownfelter, Weidenfeller, Aschenbrenner, Hendler, Schoenwetter

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Ashenfelter Family Origin

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Ashenfelter Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashenfelter. The most common Ashenfelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Ashenfelter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ashenfelter family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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Ashenfelter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ashenfelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashenfelter 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 200 immigration records available for the last name Ashenfelter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ashenfelter. For the veterans among your Ashenfelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashenfelter Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ashenfelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ashenfelter in 1944 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

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