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Origins of the Ayling surname

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About the Aylings

We have a total number of 24052 records for people with the last name Ayling.

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Where do most Aylings live?

In 1921, most Aylings lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Aylings

How common is your surname?

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We have 22,200 records for the Ayling surname. The oldest one dates back to 1830.

Who were Aylings most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Aylings.

What are the most common Ayling first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Aylings

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

Common Female occupations for Aylings in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Aylings in 1921
Agricultural Labourer






General Labourer




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