Ashton Family History

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Ashton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, especially Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester. Most are named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + tun ‘settlement’; the one in Northamptonshire is (æt þ?m) æscum ‘(at the) ash trees’. Others have been assimilated to this from different sources. The one in Devon is ‘the settlement (tun) of Æschere’, while the one in Hertfordshire is ‘the settlement of Ælli’.

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

Similar surnames: Aston, Easton, Alton, Aiton, Ashdown, Alston, Hinton, Abston, Acton

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Ashton Family Origin

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Ashton Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ashton. 28% of Ashton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Ashton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashton were Laborer and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Servant

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

Ashton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 297,000 census records available for the last name Ashton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashton 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 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashton. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Ashton. For the veterans among your Ashton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashton Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ashton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ashton in 1948 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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