Ashurst Family History

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Ashurst Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Ashurst, from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’. The most significant of these places are in Kent and West Sussex, but in England the surname is now found chiefly in south Lancashire, where it probably derives from Ashurst Beacon near Wigan.

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

Similar surnames: Hurst, Hayhurst, Bathurst, Akehurst, Fairhurst, Hawxhurst, Dewhurst

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Ashurst Family Origin

Where is the Ashurst family from?

Ashurst Family Occupations

What did your Ashurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ashurst occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 26% of Ashurst's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashurst. A less common occupation for the Ashurst family was Bricklayer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Bricklayer


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

Ashurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Ashurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashurst 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 Ashurst. 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 Ashurst. For the veterans among your Ashurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashurst lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ashurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ashurst in 1953 was 55, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ashurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashurst 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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