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


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  1. A common place name in England:
    1. A hamlet in Bainton parish, City of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (OS grid ref TF1005).
    2. A village in Breage parish, south-west Cornwall (OS grid ref SW6028).
    3. A hamlet near St Dominick, east Cornwall (OS grid ref SX3868). [1]
    4. A village in Eye, Moreton and Ashton parish, north Herefordshire (OS grid ref SO5164).
    5. A small village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire district, Northamptonshire (OS grid ref SP7649).
  2. A habitational surname from Old English derived from the place names.
  3. A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A town in South Australia, Australia.
  5. A rural locality in South Canterbury, New Zealand. [2]
  6. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A ghost town in California.
    2. A city in Idaho.
    3. A village in Illinois.
    4. A city and town in Iowa.
    5. A village in Nebraska.
    6. A city and town in South Dakota.

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  • 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]