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Ashman Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Asheman (Old English Æscmann, probably originally a byname from æscman ‘seaman’ or ‘pirate’, i.e. one who sailed in an ash-wood boat). Americanized spelling of German Aschmann, an occupational name from Middle High German aschman ‘kitchen servant’ or ‘boatman’. Variant of German and Swiss Eschmann.

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

Similar surnames: Cashman, Allman, Asman, Osman, Ashmun, Aikman, Hashman, Ashland

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Where is the Ashman family from?

You can see how Ashman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ashman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ashman families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Ashman families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Ashman's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ashman families in 1840.
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What did your Ashman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ashman. 13% of Ashman men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ashman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashman were Salesman and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Ashman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ashman. For the veterans among your Ashman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ashman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ashman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ashman in 1952 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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