Ash Name Meaning

English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere). In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne, with the same meaning. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul (see Altschul) or AyznSHtot (see Eisenstadt).

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


Similar surnames: Nash, Asch, Dash, Tash, Ask, Asp, Rash, Ast, Sas, Gash

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Ash Family Origin

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Ash Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Ash occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Ash's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ash. A less common occupation for the Ash family was Farming.

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Ash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ash in 1946 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ash

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