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Asbury Surname Meaning

English:: variant of Astbury a habitational name from Astbury in Cheshire named from Old English ēast ‘east’ + byrig dative of burh ‘manor fortified place’. As a surname it also appears with final -berry (compare Asberry ). habitational name from either of two places Ashborough in Bromsgrove (Worcestershire) or Ashbury in Devon derived from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + beorg ‘hill’ (the former name) and byrig dative of burh ‘manor fortified place’ (the latter name). It may also derive from Ashbury in Berkshire but there is insufficient evidence to be sure that the surname derives from the Berkshire place.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Astbury, Albury, Alsbury, Bury, Marbury, Banbury, Hanbury, Amesbury

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Where is the Asbury family from?

You can see how Asbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Asbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Asbury families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Asbury families living in Virginia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Asbury's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Asbury families in 1840.
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What did your Asbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Asbury. 21% of Asbury men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Asbury women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asbury were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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*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 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Asbury. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Asbury. For the veterans among your Asbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Asbury lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Asbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Asbury in 1943 was 65, and 70 in 2004.

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