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
Scholar 1,671
Cotton Weaver 358
Agricultural Labourer 184
Coal Miner 126
Labourer 109
House Keeper 102
House Servant 95
Carter 85
Dress Maker 76
Silk Weaver 75
Servant 64
Cotton Spinner 64
Cotton Winder 55
Cotton Piecer 50
Laundress 45
General Servant 43
Cotton Reeler 41
Wife Of Above 35
Joiner 32
Tailor 30
Butcher 29
Nurse 28
Grocer 27
Cotton Factory Worker 27
Cotton Power Loom Weaver 26

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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