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The ASH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 20,500 1609 0.008 76
United States (1880 census) 6,624 914 0.013 132
Change since 1880 +13876 -695 -0.005 -56
Other Countries
Australia 1,182 1396 0.007 72
United Kingdom 5,991 1046 0.013 130
Top States for ASH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,476 2192 0.004 44
Ohio 1,410 945 0.012 124
Florida 1,272 1647 0.008 80
Texas 1,192 2063 0.006 57
Michigan 1,050 1029 0.011 106
Top States for ASH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 578 469 0.032 320
New Hampshire 198 996 0.016 160
Missouri 875 772 0.016 156
Delaware 121 1163 0.015 154
Alabama 592 1269 0.013 133


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ASH live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ASH represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ASH in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ASH by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ASH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ASH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ASH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ASH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 336 1.64
Mixed Race 320 1.56
Asian/Pacific 121 0.59
Native American/Alaskan 117 0.57
White (Caucasian) 16,995 82.9
Black/African American 2,614 12.75

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ASH surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ASH in historical publications

ASH. ASHE. There are places so called in Derbyshire, Surrey, Hampshire, and elsewhere. It seems probable, however, tliat the name was sometimes adopted from residence near a remarkable ash tree. AVe find the Atten-AsJie of the XIV. cent, contracted into Na&he soon after. In the H.E. it is latinized ad Fmxinam and cle Frax'uw. The French Dufrcsne is its synonjon.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ASH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASH.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ASH

The following words are slight variants of ASH that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.