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Origins of the Ashby surname

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About the Ashbys

We have a total number of 56545 records for people with the last name Ashby.

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Alternative variations of the name Ashby

Ashby, Ashbie, Asby, Asbie, Ushby

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Where do most Ashbys live?

In 1921, most Ashbys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Ashbys

How common is your surname?

876th most common surname in the UK

We have 50,800 records for the Ashby surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Ashbys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Ashby first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ashbys

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

Common Female occupations for Ashbys in 1921
Dressmaker

210

Laundress

154

General Servant Domestic

122

Domestic Servant

109

Living On Own Means

107

Common Male occupations for Ashbys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

358

Farm Labourer

198

Farmer

193

General Labourer

191

Carpenter

147

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