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Asher Family History

Asher Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): topographic name denoting someone living by an ash tree from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + the habitational suffix -er. English: possibly from the Middle English personal name Ascher a survival of the rare Old English name Æschere. English: perhaps from the Anglo-Norman and Middle English personal name Asser Atser (Old Norse Qzurr Azur). Jewish: from the Biblical personal name Asher (Genesis 30:13) meaning ‘blessed’ in Hebrew. Americanized form 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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Where is the Asher family from?

You can see how Asher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Asher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Asher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Asher families living in Indiana. This was about 21% of all the recorded Asher's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Asher families in 1840.
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What did your Asher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Asher. 17% of Asher men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Asher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asher were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Asher. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Asher. For the veterans among your Asher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Asher lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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