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Astle Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley . Or occasionally this may be a topographic name denoting residence on an ‘east hill’ (from Middle English ast + hill or hull) i.e. a hill to the east of a settlement. English: perhaps also a habitational name from Astwell Northamptonshire from Old English ēast ‘east’ + wielle ‘spring’. English: habitational name from Asthall Oxfordshire from Old English ēast ‘east’ + halh ‘nook’. English: variant of Astill from the Middle English personal name Astill a shortened form of Norman French Ansketill (Old Norse Ásketill); see Astin . English: possibly also from the Middle English personal name Astwulf (Old English Ēastwulf composed of the elements ēast ‘east’ + wulf ‘wolf’). In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Astl or Astel: probably a nickname for a crude person from Middle High German ast ‘branch bough knot’.

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


Similar surnames: Astley, Ast, Aston, Castle, Ostler, Sole, Angle, Sale, Kastl, Stile

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Where is the Astle family from?

You can see how Astle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Astle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Astle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 276 Astle families living in Derbyshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Astle's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Astle families in 1891.
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What did your Astle 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 Astle. 15% of Astle men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Astle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Astle were Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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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
    15%
  • Railway Clerk
    11%
  • Colliery Hewer
    7%
  • Dairy Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Astle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Astle. For the veterans among your Astle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Astle lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Astle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Astle in 1953 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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