Ashburn Family History

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Ashburn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashburnham in Sussex (Esseborne in Domesday Book), Ashbourne in Derbyshire, or Ashburton in Devon (Æscburnan land in a document of 1008), all named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + burna ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Washburn, Asbury, Fishburn, Eastburn, Ashton, Ashdown, Astbury

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Ashburn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ashburn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ashburn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Ashburn Family Origin

Where is the Ashburn family from?

Ashburn Family Occupations

What did your Ashburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ashburn occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Ashburn's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Ashburn family was Blacksmith. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashburn.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ashburn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ashburn Historical Records

What Ashburn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ashburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashburn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashburn. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Ashburn. For the veterans among your Ashburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashburn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ashburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ashburn in 1942 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashburn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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