Ascher Family History

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Ascher Name Meaning

German (often Äscher): occupational name for an ashmaker (see Aschenbrenner), from Middle High German escher ‘ashes’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree or ash grove, from Middle High German asch ‘ash’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. German: habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with the element asch, including Ascha, Aschach, Aschau. Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Asher.

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

Similar surnames: Asher, Scher, Asch, Wascher, Kucher, Acker, Eicher, Auchter, Amacher

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Ascher Family Origin

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Ascher Family Occupations

What did your Ascher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ascher occupation in the USA was Laborer. 11% of Ascher's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Ascher family was Brokercustums. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ascher.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Brokercustums


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ascher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ascher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ascher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ascher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ascher. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ascher. For the veterans among your Ascher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ascher Life Expectancy

What is the average Ascher lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ascher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ascher in 1956 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ascher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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