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Origins and History


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"ASHTON. Local. Roger Aschtoun had a pension in 1585 from the fruits of part of the bishopric of Ross (OPS., n, p. 571). Sebastian Ashton, burgess of Linlithgow, 1688 (RFC., 3. ser. xm, p. 306). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Ashton

Wikipedia Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, PC (born 20 March 1956) has been appointed first High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU), a post that will come into existence when the Lisbon Treaty takes effect on 1 December 2009.
Wikipedia Steve Ashton (born February 29, 1956 in Surrey, England) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada.
Wikipedia Marvin Jeremy Ashton (May 6, 1915 ? February 25, 1994) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1971 until his death.
Wikipedia Dean Ashton (born 24 November 1983 in Swindon, Wiltshire), and brought up in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire is an English professional footballer who plays for West Ham United as a forward.
Wikipedia Julian Rossi Ashton (27 January 1851 ? 27 April 1942) was an Australian artist and teacher, known for his support of the Heidelberg School and for his influential art school in Sydney.
Wikipedia Niki Christina Ashton, MA (born September 9, 1982) is the New Democratic Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada.
Wikipedia Nathan Wesley Ashton (born 30 January 1987 in Plaistow, London) is an English footballer who is currently without a club, having left AFC Wimbledon in November 2009.
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Wikipedia William Brian Ashton MBE (born 3 September 1946 in Leigh, Lancashire) is a former rugby union player and the former Head Coach of the England national rugby union team.
Wikipedia Kevin Ashton (born 1968 in Birmingham, England) is a British technology pioneer who cofounded the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which created a global standard system for RFID and other sensors.
Wikipedia John Ashton (born February 22, 1948) is an American actor born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre.
Wikipedia John Ashton (born 30 November, 1957, at Whips Cross Hospital, Forest Gate, East London, England), is a British musician, songwriter and record producer.
Wikipedia Eric Ashton MBE (24 January 1935 ? 20 March 2008) was an English rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 60s and later a coach.
Wikipedia William Michael Allingham "Bill" Ashton MBE BA DipEd FCLCM (born 6 December 1936) is a British saxophonist and composer, best known for co-founding the London Schools? Orchestra, now the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), of which he is Musical Director.
Wikipedia James Williamson, 1st Baron Ashton (31 December 1842 ? 27 May 1930) was a British businessman and Liberal Party politician.
Wikipedia Juli Ashton (born October 5, 1968 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American pornographic actress and television host.
Wikipedia Tony Ashton (1 March 1946, Blackburn, Lancashire - 28 May 2001, London) was an English rock pianist, keyboardist, singer, composer, producer and artist.
Wikipedia Jonathan James "Jon" Ashton (born 4 October 1982 in Nuneaton, England) is an English footballer, currently playing for Stevenage Borough.
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Wikipedia Susan Ashton (born Susan Rae Hill, July 17, 1967 in Irving, Texas, USA) is a best-selling and award-winning American Contemporary Christian Music and country music artist who topped the Christian charts throughout the 1990s.
Wikipedia Julian Howard Ashton (9 August 1877 ? 30 April 1964) was a British journalist, writer, artist and critic.
Wikipedia Ron Ashton (born May 8, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a former WHA left winger for the Winnipeg Jets.
Wikipedia Marvin Owen Ashton (8 April 1883 ? 7 October 1946) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1938 until his death.
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Wikipedia Claude Thesiger Ashton (19 February 1901 ? 31 October 1942) was an English amateur footballer and cricketer.
Wikipedia Martyn Ashton (born 2 December 1974) is a mountain bike trials rider and team manager.
Wikipedia Roger Ashton (executed at Tyburn, 23 June1592) was an English Roman Catholic soldier.
Wikipedia Margaret Ashton (1856 ? 1937) was an English suffragist, local politician, pacifist and philanthropist, the first woman City Councillor for Manchester.
Wikipedia Carter Ashton (born April 1, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey player who was drafted 29th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.