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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

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Ashford Family Origin

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Ashford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Ashford occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Ashford's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashford. A less common occupation for the Ashford family was Coal Miner.

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Ashford Life Expectancy

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