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Ashwood Family History

Ashwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Staffordshire named Ashwood, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Ashford, Armwood, Eastwood, Watwood, Heywood, Haywood, Elwood

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Where is the Ashwood family from?

You can see how Ashwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ashwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ashwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Ashwood family living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ashwood's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Ashwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ashwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ashwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ashwood. 29% of Ashwood men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ashwood women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashwood were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ashwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashwood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashwood. 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 992 military records available for the last name Ashwood. For the veterans among your Ashwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ashwood lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ashwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ashwood in 1944 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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