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Origins of the Ashton surname

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About the Ashtons

We have a total number of 170410 records for people with the last name Ashton.

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Alternative variations of the name Ashton

Ashton, Aston, Ashtun, Ashten, Ashden

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Where do most Ashtons live?

In 1921, most Ashtons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Ashtons

How common is your surname?

266th most common surname in the UK

We have 151,000 records for the Ashton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1196.

Who were Ashtons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Ashton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ashtons

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

Common Female occupations for Ashtons in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Cotton Winder


House Keeper


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Ashtons in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer




Cotton Spinner




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