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Asher Family History

Asher Name Meaning
English (mainly Sussex and Hampshire): topographic name denoting someone dwelling by an ash tree, from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + the habitational suffix -er.Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Asher ‘blessed’.Americanized spelling of German Ascher.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

527,787 Historical Documents with Asher on Ancestry.com
94,274 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,583 Military Records
6,342 Immigration Records
64,904 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Asher Families

  • Number of Asher families
     103 - 203
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Asher families
     84 - 166
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Asher families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Asher Family Origin

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Asher Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Asher

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Asher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Asher census records

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Asher Civil War Service Records

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