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Ashwood Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called as ‘the ash wood’ for example Ashwood in Kinver Forest (Staffordshire) Ashwood Dale in Fairfield (Derbyshire) and Ashwood Farm in Ashton (Northamptonshire); from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + wudu ‘wood’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 96 Ashwood families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Ashwood's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ashwood families in 1891.
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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ashwood. 20% of Ashwood men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Ashwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ashwood were Dairy Farmer and Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Painter decorator
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Dairy Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Domestic Unpaid
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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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 Australia, 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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