Ask Name Meaning

Swedish and Norwegian: from ask ‘ash tree’, applied either as a habitational name from a place named with this word or as an ornamental name. English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire named Aske, from Old English as æsc ‘ash tree’, later replaced by the Old Norse cognate askr.

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


Similar surnames: Asp, Ash, Askew, Sas, Ast, Calk, Lask, Ark, Hast, Raak

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Ask Family Origin

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Ask Family Occupations

What did your Ask ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ask. A less common occupation for the Ask family was Merchant. The most common Ask occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Ask's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Merchant

    7%

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Ask Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ask. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ask 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ask. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ask. For the veterans among your Ask ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ask Life Expectancy

What is the average Ask lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ask life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ask in 1956 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ask 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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