Last name: ASHFORD

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ASHFORD : This last name is indexed 44,368 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ASHFORD : English: habitational name from any of several places called Ashford. Those in Devon Derbyshire and Shropshire are named from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + ford ‘ford’. One in Middlesex is first recorded in 969 as Ecelesford and is probably from the personal name Eccel a diminutive of Ecca ‘edge (of a sword)’ + ford. The one in Kent is from æscet ‘clump of ash trees’ + ford.

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