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Origins of the Ashurst surname

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About the Ashursts

We have a total number of 12529 records for people with the last name Ashurst.

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Where do most Ashursts live?

In 1921, most Ashursts lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Ashursts

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,800 records for the Ashurst surname. The oldest one dates back to 1587.

Who were Ashursts most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Ashurst first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ashursts

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

Common Female occupations for Ashursts in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Cotton Spinner


Cotton Reeler


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Ashursts in 1921
Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer




Nail Maker


Coal Hewer


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