Ashland Family History
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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