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Ashmore Name Meaning

English (North and West Midlands): habitational name from any of several minor places generally named from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + mōr ‘moor high tract of barren ground marsh’. In the case of Ashmore in Dorset however the early forms show that the second element is Old English mere ‘lake’. This surname is also common in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Cashmore, Passmore, Ashford, Shore, Rushmore, Cudmore, Ashdown

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Where is the Ashmore family from?

You can see how Ashmore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ashmore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ashmore families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Ashmore families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Ashmore's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Ashmore families in 1840.
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What did your Ashmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ashmore. 23% of Ashmore men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Ashmore women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashmore were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashmore. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Ashmore. For the veterans among your Ashmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ashmore lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ashmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ashmore in 1941 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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