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The ASHFORD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,801 3702 0.003 33
United States (1880 census) 1,890 3135 0.004 38
Change since 1880 +6911 -567 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 652 2486 0.004 40
United Kingdom 4,039 1550 0.009 88
Top States for ASHFORD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 870 2881 0.004 42
California 728 4366 0.002 21
Michigan 558 2200 0.006 56
Illinois 519 2697 0.004 42
South Carolina 409 1724 0.010 102
Top States for ASHFORD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 398 1181 0.014 140
South Carolina 409 1724 0.010 102
Louisiana 403 1698 0.009 90
Vermont 49 2273 0.008 80
Oklahoma 226 2283 0.007 65


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

Classification and Origin of ASHFORD

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 ASHFORD 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 ASHFORD 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 ASHFORD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 185 2.1
Mixed Race 182 2.07
Native American/Alaskan 39 0.44
Asian/Pacific 31 0.35
Black/African American 4,590 52.15
White (Caucasian) 3,774 42.88

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

Meaning of ASHFORD in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) A town in Kent, England, on the river Ash or Esh--the ford over the Ash.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

ASHFORD. ATSIIFORD. Parishes in Kent, Derby, and other counties.

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 ASHFORD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASHFORD.

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 ASHFORD

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