Ashfield Family History

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Ashfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Ashfield, as for example in Nottinghamshire and Suffolk; these are named from Old English æsc ash + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Armfield, Winfield, Hatfield, Fairfield, Highfield, Mayfield

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Ashfield Family Origin

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Ashfield Family Occupations

What did your Ashfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ashfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Ashfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeps House and Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashfield. A less common occupation for the Ashfield family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Builder

  • Keeping House


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

Ashfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Ashfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashfield 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 Ashfield. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ashfield. For the veterans among your Ashfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashfield lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ashfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ashfield in 1957 was 40, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ashfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashfield 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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