Ashdown Family History

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Ashdown Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dun ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Ashton, Aston, Ashford, Ashmore, Abdon, Ashburn, Down, Ashwood

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Ashdown Family Origin

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Ashdown Family Occupations

What did your Ashdown ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ashdown occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Ashdown's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashdown. A less common occupation for the Ashdown family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer


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

Ashdown Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Ashdown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashdown 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashdown. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ashdown. For the veterans among your Ashdown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashdown Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashdown lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ashdown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ashdown in 1951 was 35, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ashdown

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashdown 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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