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

What did your Ashenfelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ashenfelter. 14% of Ashenfelter men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Ashenfelter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashenfelter were Clerk and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Saleslady
    4%

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

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

What is the average Ashenfelter lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ashenfelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashenfelter 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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