History of your Surname
Get access to Dashwood family records.Start a free trial

Dashwood Family History

Dashwood Name Meaning

apparently a variant of Ashwood with fused French preposition d(e) ‘of’. It may be a late gentrification of the name. Compare Robert Ashwood 1637 in IGI (Saint Giles Cripplegate London) with George Dashwood 1676 in IGI (Saint Giles Cripplegate London) a London merchant for whose son (Robert) the baronetcy of Dashwood was created in 168 Ashwood is however a W Midlands surname in origin so an alternative origin for Dashwood in S and SW England is perhaps to be sought.

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


Similar surnames: Ashwood, Eastwood, Damewood, Dawood, Haywood, Ashford, Gatewood

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Dashwood family from?

You can see how Dashwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dashwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dashwood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 89 Dashwood families living in Hampshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dashwood's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Dashwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dashwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dashwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dashwood. 20% of Dashwood men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Dashwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dashwood were Solicitors Managing Clerk and None. .

View Census Data for Dashwood | Data not to scale

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Private Means
    20%
  • Builders Labourer
    20%
  • Solicitors Managing Clerk
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Private Means
    19%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • None
    2%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Dashwood family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dashwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dashwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Dashwood

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dashwood. 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.

View all Dashwood immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 611 military records available for the last name Dashwood. For the veterans among your Dashwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Dashwood military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dashwood family history

Discover More

What is the average Dashwood lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2002, in the United States, Dashwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dashwood in 1972 was 71, and 91 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dashwood

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Dashwood family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial