Asher Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Asher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Asher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • European Jewish

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

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Asher Family Origin

Where is the Asher family from?

Asher Family Occupations

What did your Asher ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Asher Historical Records

What Asher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Asher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asher 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 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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Draft Card

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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Asher Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Asher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Asher 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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