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Ashford Family History

Ashford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places called Ashford. Those in Essex, Devon, Derbyshire, and Shropshire are named from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + ford ‘ford’. One in Surrey is first recorded in 969 as Ecelesford, probably from a personal name Eccel, a diminutive of Ecca ‘edge (of a sword)’ + ford. The one in Kent is from æscet ‘clump of ash trees’ + ford.

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

417,108 Historical Documents with Ashford on Ancestry.co.uk
115,366 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,399 Military Records
6,343 Immigration Records
84,449 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ashford Families

  • Number of Ashford families
     278 - 554
     93 - 277
     1 - 92
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ashford families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ashford Family Origin

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Ashford Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Ashford Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Ashford Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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Military Service by Ashford

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