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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


Similar surnames: Bassford, Alford, Axford, Ashmore, Ashdown, Shuford, Dunford, Harford

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Ashford Family Origin

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Ashford Family Occupations

What did your Ashford ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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

Ashford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ashford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ashford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ashford. For the veterans among your Ashford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashford Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ashford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ashford in 1945 was 22, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ashford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashford 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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