History of your Surname
Get access to Astle family records.Start a free trial

Astle Family History

Astle Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle, from Old English east ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley. German: variant of Ast(e)l, probably a nickname for a crude person, from Middle High German ast ‘branch’, ‘bough’, ‘knot’.

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

Similar surnames: Astley, Ast, Aston, Castle, Ostler, Sole, Angle, Sale, Kastl, Stile

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Astle family from?

You can see how Astle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Astle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Astle families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 21 Astle families living in New Brunswick. This was about 27% of all the recorded Astle's in Canada. New Brunswick and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Astle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Astle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Astle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Astle. 64% of Astle men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Astle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Astle were Labourer and Shader.

View Census data for Astle | Data not to scale

*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
  • Hotel Keeper
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Shader
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Astle family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Astle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Astle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Astle

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Astle. 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.

View all Astle immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Astle. For the veterans among your Astle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Astle military records

You've only scratched the surface of Astle family history.

Discover More

What is the average Astle lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Astle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Astle in 1953 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Astle

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Astle family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial