Ashby Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Ashby Name Meaning: Originates from the Anglo-Saxon word 'aesctun', 'aesc'(meaning ash)and 'tun (meaning town).May have also been taken from a places named Ashby throughout England.

A surname which may have been given to someone who lived or came from a town with ash trees growing in it. or from residence at a farm (byr) amongst ash trees.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Ashby Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Ashby family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 152
Female Servant 84
Farmer 57
Male Servant 56
Independent 55
Labourer 36
Ag Labourer 19
Lace Maker 18
Miller 15
Shoe Maker 12
Grocer 11
Blacksmith 11
Dress Maker 10
Tailor 10
Servant 10
Baker 9
Gardener 8
Independant 8
Carpenter 8
Apprentice 8
Butcher 6
Joiner 6
Publican 6
Ribbon Weaver 5
Silk Weaver 5

Ashby Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Ashby 100% 34,363
2 Ashbey 83% 550

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