Asa Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryukyu Islands. Hungarian: from Assa, a pet form of the ecclesiastical personal name Asbót (see Oswald).

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


Similar surnames: Basa, Isa, Sawa, Casa, Apa, Ash, Asai, Jasa, Sa, Ast

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Asa Family Origin

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Asa Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Dry Goods Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Asa. The most common Asa occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Asa's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Asa family was Farm Laborer.

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Asa Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Asa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Asa in 1952 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Asa

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