Ashton Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Ashton Name Meaning: Originates from the Anglo-Saxon word 'aesctun', 'aesc'(meaning ash)and 'tun (meaning town).

A surname which may have been given to someone who lived or came from a town with ash trees growing in it. May have also been taken from a placed named Ashton.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Ashton Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Ashton family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 252
Agricultural Labourer 213
Cotton Weaver 164
Labourer 155
Independent 154
Weaver 115
Farmer 109
Male Servant 88
Silk Weaver 88
Cotton Spinner 85
Shoe Maker 77
Coal Miner 58
Cotton Piecer 57
Tailor 32
Apprentice 25
Collier 24
Cotton Reeler 24
Ag Labourer 24
Joiner 24
Fustian Cutter 24
Carpenter 23
Clerk 23
Pupil 22
Carter 22
Cotton Carder 21

Ashton Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Ashton 100% 108,175
2 Assheton 75% 316
3 Aishton 86% 214
4 Sheaton 57% 164
5 Sheeton 57% 107

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The surname Ashton is the most popular version of all its varients

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