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Ashton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, especially Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester. Most are named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + tun ‘settlement’; the one in Northamptonshire is (æt þ?m) æscum ‘(at the) ash trees’. Others have been assimilated to this from different sources. The one in Devon is ‘the settlement (tun) of Æschere’, while the one in Hertfordshire is ‘the settlement of Ælli’.

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


Similar surnames: Aston, Easton, Alton, Aiton, Ashdown, Alston, Hinton, Abston, Acton

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Ashton Family Origin

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Ashton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashton. A less common occupation for the Ashton family was Farm Laborer. The most common Ashton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Ashton's were Farmers.

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