First name origin & meaning:
English: Place name
Last name origins & meanings:
- English and Scottish: topographic or habitational name for
residence on or near land covered with ash trees. There are minor
places called Ashland(s) in Hampshire and Leicestershire,
Staffordshire, and Galloway. Asland, a river name in Lancashire,
refers to the lower reaches of what is more generally known as the
Douglas river. It is named from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ + Old
English lanu ‘lane’.
- Americanized form of Norwegian
Ask(e)land (see Askeland).
- Probably an
Americanized form of the common French Canadian name
Asselin. Compare Ashline.
- In the U.S., Ashland is the name of two counties and at least
thirteen cities, towns, and villages. Most, perhaps all, were named
after Ashland in Lexington, KY, home of Henry Clay (1777–1852), who
is said to have named his estate from a characteristic feature of the
site, not from anyone’s surname.
This name appears in the following lists:
Mountains and Valleys
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