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Origins of the Ash surname

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About the Ashs

We have a total number of 61285 records for people with the last name Ash.

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Where do most Ashs live?

In 1921, most Ashs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Ashs

How common is your surname?

794th most common surname in the UK

We have 52,300 records for the Ash surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Ashs most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Ashs.

What are the most common Ash first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Ash family members

Common jobs for Ashs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ashs in 1921
Dressmaker

248

Laundress

142

General Servant Domestic

139

Domestic Servant

128

House Servant

101

Common Male occupations for Ashs in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

289

Farmer

179

General Labourer

171

Farm Labourer

165

Carpenter

146

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