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Ashland Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic or habitational name for residence on or near land covered with ash trees. There are minor places called Ashland(s) in Hampshire and Leicestershire, Staffordshire, and Galloway. Asland, a river name in Lancashire, refers to the lower reaches of what is more generally known as the Douglas river. It is named from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ + Old English lanu ‘lane’. Americanized form of Norwegian Ask(e)land (see Askeland). Probably an Americanized form of the common French Canadian name Asselin. Compare Ashline.

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


Similar surnames: Ackland, Osland, Sand, Soland, Askeland, Eastland, Ashline, Aadland

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Ashland Family Origin

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Ashland Family Occupations

What did your Ashland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Coffee House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashland. A less common occupation for the Ashland family was Farm Laborer. The most common Ashland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Ashland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Coffee House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

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Ashland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ashland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ashland. 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 Ashland. For the veterans among your Ashland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashland Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashland lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Ashland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ashland in 1958 was 44, and 59 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashland 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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