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Ashbrook Family History

Ashbrook Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Estbroce, from Old English east + broc ‘nook’. In some instances, the surname may be a literal translation of German Eschbach.

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

Similar surnames: Lashbrook, Holbrook, Westbrook, Seabrook, Ashwood, Benbrook, Brook

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Where is the Ashbrook family from?

You can see how Ashbrook families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ashbrook family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ashbrook families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 185 Ashbrook families living in Cheshire. This was about 54% of all the recorded Ashbrook's in the UK. Cheshire had the highest population of Ashbrook families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ashbrook surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ashbrook ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Horseman On Farm and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ashbrook. 12% of Ashbrook men worked as a Horseman On Farm and 87% of Ashbrook women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashbrook were Grocers Manager and Domestic Servant.

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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 1939

  • Horseman On Farm
  • Ships Plater (shift Building Heavy Worker)
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Grocers Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashbrook. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ashbrook. For the veterans among your Ashbrook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ashbrook lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ashbrook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ashbrook in 1959 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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