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 Family Origin

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Ashburn Family Occupations

What did your Ashburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ashburn. 4% of Ashburn men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Ashburn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashburn were Retired and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Motor Driver
    4%
  • Fishing Rod Maker
    3%
  • Retired
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Boarding House Keeper
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

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

Ashburn Historical Records

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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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