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Alternative forms[edit]


From Old English æsc (ash (tree species)) + tūn (enclosure, settlement).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A common place name in England.
  2. A habitational surname derived from the place names.
  3. A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A town in South Australia, Australia.
  5. A ghost town in California, United States.
  6. A city in Idaho, United States.
  7. A village in Illinois, United States.
  8. A city and town in Iowa, United States.
  9. A village in Nebraska, United States.
  10. A city and town in South Dakota, United States.

Derived terms[edit]



  • U. S. Census Bureau genealogy name search based on 1990 census indicates 0.005% of population had the name "Ashton" as a surname, none had it as a male name, and 0.004% had it as a female given name.
  • Pareles, J. (2003, August 12). ROCK REVIEW; Still Wildly Gyrating After All These Years. New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2006.

Further reading[edit]

  • New York Times [1]
  • U.S. Census Bureau [2]