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Ashman Family History

Ashman Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Asman Ashman (Old English Æscmann probably originally a byname from æscman ‘shipman sailor’). Americanized form of German Aschmann . Americanized form of German and Swiss German Eschmann .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cashman, Allman, Asman, Osman, Ashmun, Aikman, Hashman, Ashland

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Where is the Ashman family from?

You can see how Ashman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ashman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ashman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 71 Ashman families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Ashman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ashman families in 1911.
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What did your Ashman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ashman. 39% of Ashman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Ashman women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Ashman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ashman. For the veterans among your Ashman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ashman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ashman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ashman in 1952 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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