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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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Where is the Asa family from?

You can see how Asa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Asa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Asa families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Asa families living in New Jersey. This was about 40% of all the recorded Asa's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Asa families in 1840.
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What did your Asa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Asa. 43% of Asa men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Asa women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asa were Farm Laborer and Manager. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Canning
  • Stenographer
  • Manager
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Asa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 742 immigration records available for the last name Asa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Asa. For the veterans among your Asa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Asa lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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