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


Similar surnames: Ascher, Asker, Washer, Usher, Lasher, Asper, Osher, Dasher, Easter

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Asher Family Origin

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Asher Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Asher. The most common Asher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Asher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Asher family was Farming.

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Asher Historical Records

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Asher Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Asher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Asher in 1942 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Asher

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