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Origins of the Ashley surname

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About the Ashleys

We have a total number of 63775 records for people with the last name Ashley.

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Where do most Ashleys live?

In 1921, most Ashleys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Ashleys

How common is your surname?

800th most common surname in the UK

We have 55,900 records for the Ashley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Ashleys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Ashleys.

What are the most common Ashley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Ashleys

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

Common Female occupations for Ashleys in 1921
Dressmaker

261

Laundress

165

Domestic Servant

134

General Servant Domestic

133

Servant

102

Common Male occupations for Ashleys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

246

General Labourer

239

Coal Miner

225

Farm Labourer

156

Bricklayer

137

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