Ashland Family History

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Ashland Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic or habitational name for residence on or near land covered with ash trees. There are minor places called Ashland(s) in Hampshire and Leicestershire, Staffordshire, and Galloway. Asland, a river name in Lancashire, refers to the lower reaches of what is more generally known as the Douglas river. It is named from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ + Old English lanu ‘lane’. Americanized form of Norwegian Ask(e)land (see Askeland). Probably an Americanized form of the common French Canadian name Asselin. Compare Ashline.

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


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

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Ashland Family Origin

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Ashland Family 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 US 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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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%

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

Ashland Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ashland Life Expectancy

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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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