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Ashland Family History

Ashland Name Meaning

English: variant of Ashling itself a variant of Aslin . The name may also be a topographic or habitational name for residence on or near land covered with ash trees. There are minor places called Ashland(s) in Hampshire Sussex Leicestershire Staffordshire and Galloway. Americanized form of Norwegian Åsland (see Osland ) or Askeland . Americanized form of French Canadian Asselin

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


Similar surnames: Ackland, Osland, Sand, Soland, Askeland, Eastland, Ashline, Aadland

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Where is the Ashland family from?

You can see how Ashland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ashland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ashland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Ashland families living in Manitoba. This was about 55% of all the recorded Ashland's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Ashland families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ashland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ashland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ashland. 32% of Ashland men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Ashland women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashland were Farm Laborer and House Work. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • House Work
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ashland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashland 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 432 immigration records available for the last name Ashland. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ashland. For the veterans among your Ashland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ashland lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Ashland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ashland in 1958 was 44, and 59 in 2003.

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