Ash Family History
Ash Name Meaning
English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc) hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire Dorset Hampshire Herefordshire Kent Surrey Shropshire Somerset and elsewhere). Americanized form of German Asch and Esch the latter ultimately also of Swiss German origin (see Oesch ). Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dufresne with the same meaning as 1 above. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul (see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot (see Eisenstadt ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022